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A shooting at Cape Town International Airport this morning has reportedly left two wounded and many in shock.
The shooting appears to be gang related, and EWN has reported that one of the victims is alleged gang leader Jerome Booysen. Police have yet to confirm his identity.
The victim has been taken to hospital with minor wounds to his upper body.
The airport’s official Twitter account confirmed the shooting, and assured that all other operations were to continue as usual.
@capetownint there was an incident where someone got shot. Airport operations are ongoing.
— Cape Town Airport (@capetownint) October 18, 2017
Some at the airport took to Twitter to detail their experience.
Shooting at Cape Town international departures now pic.twitter.com/3qSSKbTN9f
— ProjectsConstruction (@ProjectsCostruc) October 18, 2017
I found myself lying flat on the airport floor, hyperventilating and hoping this is not the way I’ll go. Thank You God. #AirportShooting
— Theodore Masuku (@Theodore_Masuku) October 18, 2017
But many were left bewildered by the lack of security at the international airport.
Can the Airports tighten its security please ,I mean first it was ORTambo now CapeTown international airport😩😧
— Cassie Obed (@ObedCassie) October 18, 2017
I thought airport got tight security but no..
— LIVINGSTONE 🔺‼♣ (@DjLiVingstoneSA) October 18, 2017
There is no safe place in Cape Town when gangsters are involved hope there are no fatalities #AirportShooting
— Wayne Lolly Yaze (@losbiano) October 18, 2017
Others took the moment to criticise Police Minister Fikile Mbalula, who had previously said he was strengthening security at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg after it was hit by a series of crimes that included a multi-million rand heist.
— Lesoganatsoko (@lesoganatsoko) October 18, 2017
In February, six armed robbers stole R8-million worth of jewellery from a man after he touched down in Cape Town.
#AirportShooting mbaks organising a press conference now so he can tell us how got this under control
— koki_de_brave (@kokififty5) October 18, 2017
Others on Twitter were upset that gang violence hadn’t been given the attention it deserved until it moved into a more prominent place like the airport.
— Niyaaz Isaacs (@Liberebil) October 18, 2017
— baforgive_ ka_dlala (@_morare) October 18, 2017