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Three young women were killed execution-style in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, last night. Residents say they heard gunshots just after 20h00 on Monday evening.

A few minutes after the gunshots were heard by residents of the TT Block informal settlement, “the bodies of young women aged 17, 20 and 21 were discovered in a passage between the shacks. The victims had all been shot in their heads,” said the Western Cape police.

The South African Police Service (SAPS) has instituted a 72-hour activation plan for the mobilisation of resources in search of those who shot and killed the women.

SAPS said the motive for the shootings is yet to be determined.

Anyone with information about the incident that could assist the police investigations is urged to contact the police on Crime Stop 08600 10111 or submit information via the MySAPS app. According to the statement, the information received will be handled in strict confidence. –