Toddler dies in 'revenge' shooting

2012-03-07 16:30

Johannesburg - A 3-year-old boy was shot dead in Manenberg, Cape Town on Wednesday, Western Cape police said.

The boy was found on a bed in a house on Rhone Walk with a bullet wound to the head, Warrant Officer November Filander said.

Police earlier searched the neighbouring house after receiving a tip-off that illegal firearms and ammunition were kept there.

They found nothing and left.

"Shortly thereafter they [police] received a call of a shooting incident in the same street," said Filander.

Police were told an 18-year-old neighbour allegedly shot the boy in front of his mother after accusing her of calling the police who searched his house.

The youth was on the run.

  • Den - 2012-03-07 16:37

    human slime

      Karlien - 2012-03-07 17:36

      no, just SLIME. nothing HUMAN here.

      JasonEye - 2012-03-07 17:51

      Death is all this thing deserves, I would be more than happy to accommodate!

      JasonEye - 2012-03-08 07:02

      and the sorry excuse for a human giving thumbs down, you also deserve a bullet!

      ivan.coetzee2 - 2012-03-08 10:43

      @Jason. Not to worry that individual is a troll seeking attention to try and justify their own miserable existence

  • Sharon - 2012-03-07 16:38

    How sad. The child did nothing wrong! I wish the police had found the gun first time around, it would have saved the baby's life, and the psycho would have been where he belongs - behind bars.

  • Tshivhombela Fhatuwani - 2012-03-07 16:43

    I'd call you a criminal of shame terrorising women, children and elders. Nyaope is too much with you!

  • Scelo - 2012-03-07 16:51

    this is sad, i hope rots in jail for killing an innocent child.

  • Omnivore - 2012-03-07 16:53

    Now here's a case where it cannot be disputed that some criminals do not deserve to live.

  • Terrence - 2012-03-07 16:57

    Totally unnecessary. I maintain that anyone caught with an unlicensed firearm should automatically get a minimum 15 year prison sentence as that is a potential murder weapon.

      gainesrlg - 2012-03-08 10:47

      Exactly, I totally agree - why else would they have an unlicensed fire arm?

  • Peter - 2012-03-07 17:02

    Warped world we live in!

  • Simnikiwe - 2012-03-07 17:09

    Castrate that gun!

      hcrouse - 2012-03-07 19:56

      I'm guessing you're the lowlife clicking dislike on all the posts before this. Funny boy.

  • Duncan Thabiso Mphailane - 2012-03-07 17:19

    Research has proven that Cape Town is the most violent city in the world. SMH

      wesleywt - 2012-03-07 17:24

      No it hasn't.

      Mimi Ngqulana - 2012-03-07 17:26

      which research is that cause crime is everywhere.

      Dries - 2012-03-07 17:38

      True Tikkoppe with Police guns

      Karmah - 2012-03-07 17:51

      That's Bull! Look at JHB and their dedicated HIGHJACKING zones. Special road signs warning drivers of a Highjacking zone. Not to mention Hillbrow sheees. cape town is a breeze comapred to the rat invested JHb and you know it.

      Tony Lapson - 2012-03-07 18:12

      Sources please.

      hcrouse - 2012-03-07 20:17

      Do you not know how to use Google?

      werner.smidt - 2012-03-08 08:08

      Duncan, they questioned the credibility of the report: This event did happen in Cape Town, however.

      DesireeNike - 2012-03-08 09:48

      Top Most Dangerous Cities 1. Cape Town, South Africa 2. Guatemala City, Guatemala 3. Bogota, Colombia 4. Grozny, Chechnya, Russia 5. Detroit, Michigan, USA 6. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 7. Ciudad Juarez, Mexico 8. Mogadishu, Somalia 9. Baghdad, Iraq 10.Caracas, Venezuela

      Shamiel - 2012-03-08 18:58

      where you from? Cape Town is not the most violent city in the world...The ANC government and it supporters wish to have that view, wake up and get that out of your mind, I am a born Capetonian, travel this country widely and know places outside the Western Cape that are not safe all, Butterworth, Umtata, KZN midlands, must I go to Gauteng? get it straight or shut up fool...

  • Lerato Magabane - 2012-03-07 17:30

    wat a waste of person, 18 n killing toddlers n u want us to say proudly South African

  • JJ - 2012-03-07 17:37

    Tjerrr, I don't usually say it but this is Death Penalty material if I've ever seen it. Please don't arrest him, return him to the community!!

  • Zulfiah - 2012-03-07 17:39

    Scum of the earth! Sad story...

  • Zulfiah - 2012-03-07 17:40

    Scum of the Earth!!!! Sad sad story, poor baby boy!

  • joanne.stroebel - 2012-03-07 17:53

    Cry the beloved country :(

  • Sonet123 - 2012-03-07 18:45

    RIP little one!. My heart goes out to the parents.. the mother probably didn't even know who called the cops to search the house!. If the cops did their job properly this could have been avoided!!

  • darren.peach - 2012-03-07 19:36

    Piece of excrement.

  • Ranzel Louw - 2012-03-07 19:48

    He probably was caught before and is out on bail

  • hcrouse - 2012-03-07 20:35

    This happens too often. It is a symptom of a culture that sees children as a means to an end. Have a child to prove your fertility. Have a child to trap a man. Have a child to get a grant. Make girls pregnant to prove your manhood. Have many children to support you in your old age. Have many children so that at least some of them will survive. Have children so you can have free labour. It's pretty messed up. It produces messed-up people.

  • Charnelle - 2012-03-07 21:30

    This is like a horror movie. I can not imagine why anyone would do this. There is just pure evil in this country. Pure evil. No value for life.

  • godesha - 2012-03-08 06:28

    What could the parent of that little boy possibly have done to the 18 year old to warrant their baby being killed? RIP little man and condolences to his parent.

  • Elle-Black - 2012-03-08 07:02

    So how sick must you be to look a 3 year old in the eye,and shoot him? I will vote for any party that promises to bring back the death penalty.

  • Elle-Black - 2012-03-08 07:03

    I also blame the police,they probably told this guy whew the tip off came from.

  • Dean - 2012-03-08 08:18

    Kill The Basted!! Mr. President when are you going to open your Eyes?? You need to bring back the Death Penalty!!!!!!

  • Dianne - 2012-03-08 08:57

    Tragic.....murder of an innocent child. Appalling!

  • FlowerOfCha0s - 2012-03-08 08:59

    rest in peace little one...

  • candice.t.sassman - 2012-03-08 09:55

    I hope and pray that this sick person will burn in hell for what he did.

  • daniella.blazic - 2012-03-08 11:29

    May he rot in hell!

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