Mon, 18 Jan 2021

A second person has been arrested after seven people, including a wheelchair-bound woman, were wounded during a shooting at the taxi rank in the Cape Town CBD.

The second person was arrested in connection with the shooting at the Cape Town Station Deck around 12:00 on Monday.

Police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said a 39-year-old suspect was arrested and a firearm seized.

READ | Woman in a wheelchair and 6 others wounded in shooting at Cape Town taxi rank

Shot were also fired in Marine Drive, Strand Street and Buitenkant Street as the attackers fled the Cape Town Station Deck.

A woman in a wheelchair and six men were rushed to hospital after they sustained gunshot wounds.

A 31-year-old suspect was arrested on Monday by a metro police officer and a 9mm firearm was confiscated.

Western Cape Transport MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela said an association from Langa went to the deck to caution against the use of the route by Central Unity (CUTA) and the shooting broke out, reported Voice of the Cape.

The MEC's spokesperson, Ntomboxolo Makhoba-Somdaka, told News24 the MEC will be meeting with taxi industry leaders on Tuesday afternoon.

Source: News24

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