Girl (12) shot in gang violence

2017-08-21 12:14

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A 12-year-old girl from Glider Crescent in Kensington is fighting for her life at Groote Schuur hospital after being hit in the crossfire during an alleged gang shooting.

She suffered serious head injuries when she was shot yesterday (Sunday 20) afternoon while sitting in the sun outside her home.

Kensington police spokesperson Sergeant Angeline Grill says the girl is in a critical but stable condition in hospital. The suspect (24) was arrested this morning facing a charge of attempted murder.

Cheslyn Steenberg, secretary of the community policing forum (CPF), condemned the shooting and applauded the police for the quick arrest. He says: “We condemn the shooting of an innocent 12-year-old girl. It must be noted that the CPF has long called for more resources in KenFac.”

 Police have made another gang shooting related arrest on Saturday.

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