Three Women Shot Dead In Khayelitsha, No Arrests

Wanton murders in Khayelitsha continue seemingly unabated with Monday night’s fatal shooting of three young women adding to the alarming body count.

Police said they have instituted a 72-hour activation plan for the mobilisation of resources in search of those who shot and killed the young women.

Not so long ago, 13 people were shot dead during a weekend in Khayelitsha. In that deadly multiple shooting, police arrested 11 suspects, aged between 28 and 45, at a hotel in Sea Point in May.

On Monday residents at the TT Block informal settlement in the township heard gunshots after 8 pm.

“A few minutes later the bodies of young women aged 17, 20 and 21 were discovered in a passage between the shacks,” said the police in the Western Cape.

“The victims had all been shot in their heads.”

Although no arrests have been made in relation to the murders of the three women, police said investigations were continuing.

The motive for the shootings is yet to be determined.

Anyone with information about the incident that could assist the police investigations is urged to contact the police on Crime Stop 08600 10111 or submit information via the MySAPS app.