Boy (14) shot dead by friend (12)

2010-07-19 09:47

A 12-year-old boy has allegedly shot dead his 14-year old friend in Eersterust, Pretoria.

“The boys were alone in the house when they found the 12-year-old’s father’s gun which was locked away,” police spokesperson Mike Mbewe said.

“We can’t say exactly what happened, but the 14-year old boy, Juvaan Esau, was shot.”

Esau, a Grade 7 pupil at Nantes Primary School, was shot in the upper body and died on the scene on Friday.

The 12-year-old alerted neighbours who called the police. He was currently under adult supervision and police were investigating a case of murder.

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