Toddler dies in 'revenge' shooting
Johannesburg - A 3-year-old boy was shot dead in Manenberg, Cape Town on Wednesday, Western Cape police said.
The boy was found on a bed in a house on Rhone Walk with a bullet wound to the head, Warrant Officer November Filander said.
Police earlier searched the neighbouring house after receiving a tip-off that illegal firearms and ammunition were kept there.
They found nothing and left.
"Shortly thereafter they [police] received a call of a shooting incident in the same street," said Filander.
Police were told an 18-year-old neighbour allegedly shot the boy in front of his mother after accusing her of calling the police who searched his house.
The youth was on the run.