11-year-old shot and injured in Mitchell's Plain

2015-07-08 15:35
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Cape Town - A teenager is expected to appear in the Mitchell's Plain Magistrate’s Court on Thursday after two people were injured in a shooting in Rocklands, one of them an 11-year-old girl.

Provincial police spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk said the shooting took place in Strandloper Street at 20:20.

It is understood that the two had been standing with a group of friends outside a shop.

“The girl was shot in the chest and [a] 20-year-old man was injured in the buttocks,” Van Wyk confirmed.

A 17-year-old boy was arrested on attempted murder charges shortly after the shooting.

He was found in possession of a gun, two magazines and seven rounds, police confirmed.

The child, who was hit in the chest, is currently being treated at Red Cross Children’s Hospital.

Mitchells Plain Cluster Community Police Forum chairperson Hanif Loonat told News24 stricter firearm control is essential to combat gun violence in gang-ravaged areas.

“Most of the time, it’s innocent people being hit by the bullets intended for their enemies. We can no longer allow a few cowards to hold communities hostage,” he said.

“One child hurt by a gun in the wrong hands is one too many.”

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