Police are investigating the fatal shooting of seven people in Gugulethu on the Cape Flats on Monday night.

Police say gunmen stopped at a residence in NY 78 and fired a number of shots, killing three women and four men. Two other people were injured and taken to hospital.

The incident follows a deadly shooting of five people in Joe Slovo near Milnerton about three weeks ago and the killing of six other people in Khayelitsha two months back.

Police are investigating whether the incidents may be linked to extortion syndicates operating on the Cape Flats and are following up on various leads.

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