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Shooting in South African airport, 2 injured

Police on Wednesday said that two men were injured in a drive-by shooting at South Africa’s Cape Town International Airport.

Police spokesperson Vish Naidoo said that operations at the airport, the second busiest in the country and a tourism hub, were not affected.

Naidoo said the motive for the shooting was unknown.

Shooting in South Africa airport

The airport is Africa’s third busiest and handles around 10 million passengers a year, including tourists and business people commuting to the economic hub Johannesburg.

“A man, about 50 years of age, was shot in a drive-by shooting and in the process a bystander, a 30-year-old man, was also hit,” Naidoo said.

The shooting took place in the early morning in a public area some distance from the airport’s security gates, Naidoo said.

Flights had not been affected, the airport’s general manager Deon Cloete said in a statement.

“The shooting scene has been cordoned off while investigations continue,” Cloete said.

Local media reported that the shooting was gang-related, but Naidoo could not confirm that was the motive.

NAN


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