Luke Tibbetts (3) dies after Westbury shooting

2014-08-08 14:43

A three-year-old boy has died after being caught in the crossfire during a shooting in Westbury, Johannesburg, at the weekend.

“He died just after midday. The hospital has confirmed that,” said Warrant Officer Gordon Billing today.

Luke Tibbetts had been on life support machines 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, and now faces charges alongside Lindray Khakhu (24), who was arrested for the shooting.

The two will appear in court again later this month.

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