Alleged underworld boss Jerome Booysen was taken to hospital after he was wounded in a shooting at Cape Town International Airport on Wednesday morning.

TimesLIVE has established that the businessman was "not seriously wounded". He was taken to hospital by his bodyguard. A pool of blood was left in the area where the shooting happened‚ which was cordoned off.

It is the third time this year Booysen‚ said to be the leader of the Sexy Boys gang‚ has been shot at.

Robbie Roberts‚ director of law enforcement in the City of Cape Town‚ said: "Two vehicles involved at the drop-off point. One person wounded. SAPS will be investigating."

Roberts said the perpetrators fled the scene and were still at large.

It is unclear how many people were involved in the shooting but the police would be looking at CCTV footage from the airport as part of their investigation‚ he said.

Last month Booysen's vehicle was peppered with bullets near his Bellville home. In May‚ Booysen was shot twice in the neck in Ravensmead.

Western Cape police referred questions to its national communications department.

Cape Town Airport tweeted: "@capetownint gunshot incident took place. No road closures and all operations are on-going. Updates will be provided."

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