Boy (12) shot dead in Kensington

2017-07-27 11:15

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The body of a 12-old boy from Kukutown in Kensington was found lying dead near the informal settlement this morning (Thursday 27 July). 

CPF secretary Cheslyn Steenberg says it is suspected that the boy was hit by a stray bullet during a shooting in the area last night (Wednesday 26 July). “Circumstances around this incident are being investigated. The CPF condemns the shooting incidents.” 

This boy is a second victim to die this week following that of an alleged third gang member that was killed on Sunday. He is also a second minor to be killed in alleged gang shootings that has been ongoing for almost two months.

Kensington police spokesperson, Sergeant David Stemmet says police are still at the scene and are investigating the case of murder. No arrest has been made yet.

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