Girl killed as man shoots at wife

2015-01-08 13:07

A girl was killed in the Phomolong informal settlement, Mamelodi East, Pretoria, early this morning when a neighbour allegedly tried to shoot his wife.

The eight-year-old girl was asleep when the couple in a neighbouring shack began arguing, Gauteng police captain Johannes Maheso said.

“The wife ran into the neighbour’s shack and the husband followed her. The man took out a firearm and shot at the wife.”

The bullet missed her, went through the wall and hit the eight-year-old girl sleeping in the next room. She died at the scene.

The 50-year-old man was arrested and would appear in the Mamelodi Magistrates’ Court soon to face charges of murder and attempted murder.

The firearm was confiscated.

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