A 14-year-old boy and a 26-year-old man were shot dead in an attack in Mitchells Plain on Tuesday night.
Police say the two, who live in Portlands, were attacked in a lane along Merrydale Avenue.
Anthony Ward, 26, died on the scene while paramedics rushed 14-year-old Lucien Claasen to a nearby hospital where he was placed on life support.
SAPS spokesperson, Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana, confirms the incident.
“According to reports (on Tuesday) night at 11pm, a 26-year-old man was shot and fatally wounded while a 14-year-old was wounded.
“Cases of murder and attempted murder are under investigation. No one has been arrested as yet.”
A paramedic who was on the scene posted on Facebook yesterday: “Lucien was shot in the head and is currently on life support at Mitchells Plain District hospital.”
But a few hours later, a relative posted to confirm Lucien’s life support machine was switched off and the teen passed away.
Family member Ashraf Arendse posted: “On behalf of the family, just want to say shukran/thank you for all your prayers and du’ahs, sadly he didn’t make it and (we’ve) put off life support.”