Shot teenager: still critically ill

2012-10-27 00:00

A TEENAGER shot on Thursday in Mtunzini in what is being rumoured as a failed hit, is now recovering at a Richards Bay hospital.

Police spokesperson Mbongeni Mdlalose said no arrests have been made.

“We are following up leads. We have our members on the ground,” said Mdlalose.

The victims, named as Rosanne Williamson (19) and her brother Reece (nine), were leaving their parents’ home on Thursday morning when an unknown gunman stepped out from behind a tree and fired three shots through the driver’s window.

Rosanne, who is in a critical condition, was shot in the arm and chest with a bullet puncturing her lung and lodging on her spine, while another skimmed her brother’ neck. She was initially rushed to the state-run Ngwelezane Hospital trauma unit to be stabilised, but was then transferred.

Local speculation is that the shooting may have been a hit meant for Roseanne’s mother and related to a sour business venture in which the family is involved.

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