Young Westbury shooting victim dies

By Drum Digital
08 August 2014

A three-year-old boy has died after being caught in the cross-fire during a shooting in Westbury at the weekend.

A three-year-old boy has died after being caught in the cross-fire during a shooting in Westbury at the weekend, Gauteng police said on Friday.

"He died just after midday. The hospital has confirmed that," said Warrant Officer Gordon Billing.

Luke Tibbetts, aged three, had been on life support machines in hospital since the shooting on Saturday evening.

The boy and another man were travelling in the area in different vehicles when they were hit by stray bullets.

They were taken to nearby hospitals.

The man, Keenan Mokwena, 28, was shot in his right arm and was treated and discharged. Mokwena was later arrested for the shooting, and now faces charges alongside Lindray Khakhu, 24.

"The attempted murder charge will be converted to murder," said Billing.

The two will appear in court again later this month.

-SAPA

Find Love!

Men
Women