Two women and man shot dead, dumped in canal in Western Cape

Crime scene experts are scouring for clues after the discovery of three bodies in a canal in Kuilsriver, outside Cape Town. Stock photo.
Crime scene experts are scouring for clues after the discovery of three bodies in a canal in Kuilsriver, outside Cape Town. Stock photo.
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Crime scene experts are scouring for clues after the discovery of three bodies in a canal in Sarepta, Kuilsriver, east of Cape Town, on Thursday morning.

Brig Novela Potelwa said the police were called out at about 6am after passers-by spotted the bodies of two women and a man with gunshot wounds in the water.

Several spent cartridges were discovered in the vicinity.

Police divers have retrieved the bodies from the water.

A 72-hour activation plan has been put in place to find the killers and determine the motive for the murders.

The identities of the deceased are unknown.

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