UPDATE: 3-year-old shot in the head in Cape Town dies

2019-03-04 13:38
Police are investigating the death of the crew member. (Photo: Pexels)

Police are investigating the death of the crew member. (Photo: Pexels)

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A three-year-old who was shot in the crossfire in a shootout in Rylands, Cape Town has died in hospital, Western Cape police have confirmed.

Earlier News24 reported that the police were on the scene to investigate the incident.

According to police spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk, the incident took place at around 10:15 at Pook se Bos informal settlement.

Van Wyk said the attempted murder case would now be changed to murder.

"Arrangements are made for counselling to the family," said Van Wyk.

Van Wyk had said the child was caught in the crossfire after a group of unidentified men in a white vehicle opened fire in the direction of the address where the child was. 

The child was shot in the head. 

"The injured child [was] taken to a nearby hospital for medical treatment," Van Wyk said.

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