Boy, 13, gunned down in alleged confrontation

2016-05-22 07:21
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Pietermaritzburg – A 13-year old boy, believed to be a beggar was shot and killed on Church Street in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday evening.

According to police spokesperson Sergeant Mthokozisi Ngobese the boy allegedly got involved in a confrontation between himself and another man before he was shot.

“I can confirm the incident and that police have arrested a suspects,” Ngobese told News24.

He said that at this point it is unclear if the boy was shot in self-defence, but the suspect is due to appear in Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said in a statement that upon arrival paramedics found the boy lying in the middle of the road. He had gunshot wounds to his chest and leg.

He was given advanced life support, but after 30 minutes paramedics declared him dead.

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