Grandparents shot while babysitting in North West home invasion

2016-12-21 09:45


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Johannesburg – Grandparents babysitting their grandchildren were shot during what is believed to be a house robbery in Umgeni Road in Lethabong, North West province early on Wednesday morning.

ER24 spokesperson Chitra Bodasing said paramedics rushed to the scene and found a wounded woman seated at the back of a vehicle and a man limping nearby.

The couple, in their 50s, are understood to have been babysitting their grandchildren at the time of the incident.

"Upon assessment of the woman, it was found that she was in a critical condition. She had been shot in the abdomen," Bodasing said.

"The man... sustained a gunshot wound to the left foot. The patients were treated and transported to hospital for further medical care. The exact details surrounding the incident are unknown, however it is understood that the couple were shot while looking after their grandchildren at the property."

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