Boy shot dead in KZN looting hotspot

2015-04-14 11:45
A Somali shopowner gets ready to leave his general dealer following looting and violence in Durban. (Jeff Wicks, News24)

A Somali shopowner gets ready to leave his general dealer following looting and violence in Durban. (Jeff Wicks, News24)

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Watch as Durban looters shoot at News24 journos

2015-04-14 09:58

News24 was in the thick of things as police and reporters came under fire during looting in the Mzansi area of Ntuzuma on Monday night. Watch.WATCH

Durban - Police on Tuesday confirmed that a 14-year-old boy was shot and killed in Ntuzuma, near KwaMashu in KwaZulu-Natal on Monday night.

Police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker said the information they had indicated that the boy had been shot and was taken to a nearby clinic where he succumbed to his injuries.

His name cannot be released at this stage as investigations were at a sensitive stage.

He said the police would investigate if the killing was linked to xenophobic violence in the area.

The boy was shot in a road where residents were looting a shop and News24 journalists were fired upon.

Police were hopeful arrests would be made soon, said Naicker.

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