Two men were shot and killed and a third wounded, in three separate gang-related incidents, Captain Sandra Janse van Rensburg said.
One of the men was shot and killed on Saturday morning.
“In Fitchard Street, Helenvale a 30-year-old man passed away on the scene after two unknown men approached the deceased and his friend and started to shoot,” Janse van Rensburg said.
On Friday, a 23-year-old man was shot and wounded at the corner of Baaitjies Street and Kobus Road at 9.10am.
“…two unknown men opened fire on him and a friend while walking together… [the man] was taken to Livingston hospital for his injuries but passed away on arrival.”
Later in the day at Dewerille Street, a 22-year-old man was shot and wounded.
“The victim was hit in his back and his calf, he was taken to Livingston hospital for treatment. As far as I know, he is in a stable condition.”
Janse van Rensburg said they were experiencing gang-related problems in the area and have deployed more units there. A specialised unit to probe the crimes was also set up.
“We also ask that the community of this area work with [us] and do not remove evidence from the crime scenes as this hampers our investigation.”
No arrests were made.