Three young women, including a teenager have been shot and killed in Khayelitsha.
Police spokesperson Novela Potelwa, says residents at the TT Block informal settlement heard gunshots on Monday night.
The bodies of the women aged 17, 20 and 21 years old were subsequently discovered in a passage between the shacks.
The victims had all been shot in their heads.
Police have instituted the 72-hour activation plan for the mobilisation of resources in search of the perpetrators.
Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact police on 08600 10111 or via MySAPS App.
Information received will be handled in strict confidence.