Tygerberg hospital shooting today ended with a man from Elsies River, reportedly Jonathan, the leader of the Disciples gang from Clark estate killed in the parking area.
Shooting at Tygerberg hospital UPDATE – Two suspects were seen fleeing the scene. Western Cape police are now on the hunt for these two suspects.
Tygerberg hospital shooting: Shooting at Tygerberg hospital
There was a fatal shooting outside the Tygerberg hospital in Cape Town on Tuesday morning, at around 11:15, according to police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut.
Traut confirmed that the man is from Elsies River and was shot dead in the parking area outside the hospital.
“The circumstances are under investigation and the suspects are yet to be arrested,” said Traut.
According to reports, the man shot and killed outside Tygerberg Hospital on Tuesday, is linked to a gang that has been operating in the Elsies River community. He is believed to be the same man who was shot by unidentified suspects earlier this month.
Earlier this year, a video of an apparent shootout in Elsies River emerged. The video was widely shared on Facebook.
In the video, two men are seen hiding behind a green container outside a block of flats. As they hide, gunshots coming from the other side of the container can be heard.
Back and forth gunshots ring out throughout the video.
Reacting to the shooting,
Ishaam Mullajee, directing his ire at Premier Helen Zille and Community Safety MEC Alan Winde, posted on Twitter:
“Gang-related shooting & murder occurred just now at Tygerberg Hospital. Health workers and patients are at risk, particularly in the Emergency Trauma Unit. What are you doing to improve security. Must our Doctors & Nurses first be killed before you act?”
Waleed Isaacs said on Twitter:
“Today there was a shooting at TygerbergHospital. We live in a society where gang wars are made ‘normal’. We say Alhamdulillah for keeping the staff and students and others safe during this unfortunate incident.”