Worcester gang violence: Extra police deployed to Avian Park and surrounds

More police officers have been deployed to Avian Park in Worcester as well as surrounding areas following a flare up of gang violence on Monday.

Two people died in a shooting overnight, while nine homes of alleged gangsters and their families were torched.

This has led to the closing of the R43 road.

Last week two people were killed in separate gang-related shootings in the same area.

Police have been patrolling the area for most of the day.

EWN reporter Natalie Malgas says while Avian park remains quiet at the moment, shootings have flared up in Riverview.

At the moment Avian park remains tense, very hostile and there is still this gang element at play however it is quiet.

Natalie Malgas, EWN Reporter

However in Riverview, another hot spot area we heard just 20 minutes ago the shooting had flared up so local police has asked for additional police to be deployed to assist with the situation

Natalie Malgas, EWN Reporter

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