According to reports, a 7-year-old girl, Emaan Solomons, was caught in the crossfire when a 31-year-old man was shot dead in Ocean View on Tuesday evening.
Reports state, Emaan was transported to a medical facility, where she succumbed to her injuries.
Western Cape police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana reportedly said the 31-year-old man was shot in Andromeda Way and died due to his injuries.
“According to available information, the seven-year-old girl was caught in the crossfire and was wounded in the chest and hand,” said Rwexana.
Detectives are investigating both murder cases. The investigation is also looking into the identity of the 31-year-old man.
Rwexana said Anti-Gang Unit members were patrolling the area. “The circumstances surrounding both incidents are under investigation. Detectives are following up on leads in order to bring the perpetrators to book.”
According to an interview on Cape Talk, “Then just after that, we found out that another boy was shot who lives in the region…He is dead. Joey Laffey, Resident – Ocean View”
Anyone with information that can assist in expediting the investigation is urged to contact police on 08600 10111 or via MySAPS App.