Despite local government’s announcement highlighting the city’s plans to make Atlantis a special economic zone, four people have been killed in the area following two suspected gang shootings.
Spats of gang violence have been plaguing the industrial zone in recent months, with authorities saying that vast unemployment has not helped the situation.
The city has announced its plans to make Atlantis economically attractive to business investment in order to expressly revitalise the region and curb high levels of crime and unemployment.
The local police have stated that four murder dockets have been opened and investigations will begin looking into gang related leads.
Two of the victims, authorities say were killed in a Tavern on Sunday in full view of some patrons.