Boy wounded in Westbury shooting dies

2014-08-08 14:48
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Johannesburg - A 3-year-old boy who was caught in the crossfire of a shooting in Westbury, Johannesburg, has died in hospital, Gauteng police said on Friday.

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

Luke Tibbetts, aged 3, 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.

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