A four-year-old boy is among three people who were shot and killed in Delft in the last two days.
Three other people were shot and injured in the gang-related attacks.
The little boy, the son of a suspected drug dealer, was shot in his stomach on Sunday night and died in hospital.
Two other people, a 20 and 27-year-old, were wounded in the same attack in the backyard of the property in Delft Main Road.
Police spokesperson Constable Noloyiso Rwexana says they are investigating a case of murder and attempted murder.
“Police found a four-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to his stomach, the child later died in hospital due to his injuries,” she says.
“Two other victims were wounded,” she says.
The child’s mother was too distraught to talk to the media yesterday.
The Daily Voice has learnt that the traumatised mom was admitted to hospital for treatment of shock due to her son’s death.
In another incident yesterday morning, two teenagers were killed in a gang-related incident.
In Schubert Street, Yaseen “Pang” Madatt, 18, and Marko Adonis, 17, were killed minutes after each other.
Yaseen is related to alleged former Americans gang boss Kaldimola “Dimes” Madatt and suspected Americans gang leader Sadaka Madatt.
Yaseen and Marko are both allegedly members of the Terrible Josters gang in Delft.
Marko was gunned down first in a lane off Schubert Street while on his way from the tuck shop for his mom.
Community leader and family friend, Nolene Botsheleng, 40, says Yaseen was shot moments later.
“Marko’s mother was already by him and kneeled beside him. As Yaseen came to check on him, they [suspects] shot him as well as he crossed the road,” she says.
Yaseen’s mother Farieda Madatt, 45, says she thought her son was just wounded when she heard he was shot.
“When I arrived here I saw he was dead,” she cried.
His father Feizel Madatt says he always reprimanded his son about his gang activities.
“I always spoke to him about this. This is not right, no parent should have to bury his child,” he sobs.
Meanwhile, in Boyce Street a few hours later, a 17-year-old boy was shot and wounded.
Rwexana says cases of murder and attempted murder were opened.
“No one has been arrested at this stage [in either of the cases],” she says.