Boy (3) still on life support after Westbury shooting

2014-08-05 08:45

A three-year-old boy continues to be on life support in hospital after being caught in the crossfire in a shooting in Westbury, Gauteng police said.

“He is definitely still on life support,” Warrant Officer Gordon Billing said last night.

The boy sustained critical injuries when he and a 26-year-old man were shot on Saturday evening. The two were travelling in separate vehicles when they were hit by stray bullets.

The shooting happened on the corner of Statler and Croesus streets in the suburb west of Johannesburg, Billing said.

The man was shot in his right arm and was treated and discharged from hospital, said Billing.

A 24-year-old man was arrested for the shooting.

People who witnessed the shooting identified the man and reported him to police. No firearms were recovered.

Warrant Officer Jerbes de Bruyn said a group of people gathered outside the entrance to Sophiatown Police Station, where the man was being held, around 10am yesterday to demand that he be denied bail. The group later dispersed.

Billing said the motive for the shooting was still unknown.

The man is scheduled to appear in the Sophiatown Magistrates’ Court today and would be charged with attempted murder.

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