Cape Town boy shot in head

2013-08-24 17:24
Hanover Park crime scene. (Ricardo Koopman)

Hanover Park crime scene. (Ricardo Koopman)

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Hanover Park - An unidentified young man suspected of belonging to a gang has been shot dead with two bullets to the head in Ryston Road on Friday.

The victim who is believed to be a 16-year old former student of Crystal High, met his death in a gutter.

Another 16-year old boy was arrested as the prime suspect after onlookers said they saw him committing the crime.

Eyewitnesses also say that no aggressive dispute took place, that the victim was on a bicycle and shoved to the ground by the alleged shooter.

What followed was a loud ringing of gunshots being fired, a dead boy and a fleeing suspect.

He was seen running toward Green Turf Road which links into Manenberg as he tried to make his escape.

Police chased the suspect and apprehended him as residents stood looking in shock.

Many locals believe that this incident may spell the beginning of a new gang war. This, just after peace was established in the neighbouring Manenberg which had been a hotspot of gang violence of late.

No weapon has been found.

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