Cape Town International Airport operational despite shooting incident - Acsa

2017-10-18 07:41 - Selene Brophy
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Cape Town - Cape Town International Airport is open and flights have not been affected despite a shooting incident on Wednesday morning, Airports Company South Africa has confirmed.

Acsa spokesperson Deirdre Davids told Traveller24, “Management of Cape Town International Airport confirms that a shooting took place shortly after 05:00am this morning (Wednesday, 18 October) on the upper roadway in front of the terminal building.” See News24's update here

“Several shots were fired and one person was hit by a stray bullet. Paramedics and the SAPS attended the scene immediately. The injured person was stabilised before being taken to hospital.”

Davids says certain areas are cordoned off due to the shooting but the airport is very much open and passengers expecting to travel this morning should proceed with their plans.

Deon Cloete, General Manager of the airport confirmed operations are continuing as normal and that flights have not been affected.

The investigation continues.

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