Cape Town teen shot dead on way to write matric exam

2016-11-15 10:44
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Cape Town – An 18-year-old pupil from Ravensmead in Cape Town died after being shot in the head at least five times on his way to school to write a matric exam on Monday.

The victim is believed to have been a member of the Horrible Gang, a sub-unit of the 28s gang.

Last week, the boy was shot and injured in Ravensmead and was discharged from hospital on Sunday.

Elsies River police spokesperson Captain Daphne O'Reilly confirmed the victim had just come out of hospital.

She said the teenager was walking down St Dominic Street in Clarke Estate on his way to school in Ravensmead to write his exam at 12:00 when he was shot and killed.

"The victim turned a corner on St Dominic Street and the suspects were waiting for him. When they saw him they started shooting at him.

"He tried to escape by turning around and running away from the suspects, but it was too late. They shot him at least five times in the head and he died due to his injuries."

The suspects are believed to be members of the Terrible Gang in Elsies River.

O'Reilly said the victim was supposed to testify in a murder case on Tuesday.

"The victim's mother was on the scene and told bystanders she had been waiting on this day to happen."

A 22-year-old man has been arrested.

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