Cape Town school pupil shot in head

2013-05-15 11:48
Police sniffer dogs searching the crime scene where a Cape Town high school pupil was shot. (EWN, Twitter)

Police sniffer dogs searching the crime scene where a Cape Town high school pupil was shot. (EWN, Twitter)

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Cape Town - A Cape Town school pupil is in a critical condition after being shot in the head on school premises.

The pupil was apparently shot at Spes Bona high school in Athlone on Wednesday morning at about 08:30, EWN reported.

Groote Schuur Hospital spokesperson, Alaric Jacobs, confirmed to News24 that the pupil had been admitted to the hospital in a critical condition.

“Schoolmates and family members are at the hospital where he is being treated in the hospital’s trauma unit,” he said.

Western Cape police spokesperson, Captain Frederick Van Wyk, confirmed the shooting incident.

According to Van Wyk, the pupil was approached by three males who were dressed in school tracksuit tops. Two of the suspects were armed with firearms.

One of the suspects fired at the victim, wounding him in the head.

An attempted murder case has been opened for investigation and no arrests have yet been made.

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