The question making the round right now is why would such murder take place in the premises without any lead. A teenager walking home after appearing in court in a drug possession case has been shot dead outside the crime intelligence office in Bishop Lavis, in what sources say was a gang hit.

The 16-year-old was gunned down on Thursday afternoon.

Sources said he was a member of the 28s gang. However, this could not be confirmed.

Police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk said the shooting was believed to be gang-related.

“It is alleged that the victim appeared in Bishop Lavis Magistrate’s Court on a possession of drug charge and was on his way home when he was shot in front of Disa Court in Myrtle Road.”

A murder case was being investigated.

understands extra police resources would be deployed to the area as there were worries about retaliation shootings.

Gang shootings have recently escalated in several parts of Cape Town.

Shootings linked to the underworld have also surged in recent months.

Two weeks ago, on Thursday, July 6, alleged 28s gang boss Ralph Stanfield was wounded in a drive-by shooting in Johannesburg.

A battle over turf involving nightclub security was believed to have sparked some of the violence.