UPDATE: Man in critical condition after he was shot outside primary school while collecting child

2019-04-15 15:56
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CORRECTION: A man is in a critical condition after he was shot at outside Bernard Isaacs Primary School in Coronationville, Johannesburg on Monday. 

It is alleged that the man was picking up a pupil from the school when two unknown suspects approached him and fired several shots. 

 "This Golf was supposed to pick up a child from the school and ... and when he stopped here, he was approached -  allegedly by two males who were walking around - and shot at several times," Police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele said at the scene. 


An eyewitness, who did not want to be named, said children were playing not far from the car when they suddenly dispersed after hearing the gunshots. 

"This happened around 14:05. I was sitting in my house and heard something [sounding] like crackers. I actually thought it was crackers but when I looked I saw children running. They were running and some were stumbling on the floor. That's when I saw and noticed that the guy was shot," the witness said. 

The witnesses added that following the shooting the victim got out of the vehicle and ran towards the school. He collapsed inside the school grounds. 

"A friend of his came with a BMW and rushed him to hospital because they called the ambulance but it was taking too long. " 

"He had gunshots all on the left side but was bleeding from his face. School kids are really traumatized, it's not a nice scene," she said.

Makhubele said police are investigating a case of attempted murder and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. 

The Gauteng Education department said it is disappointed about the incident that occurred outside the school and would dispatch a team from its psycho social unit on Tuesday to conduct counselling for pupils who witnessed.

"We would like to call upon members of the public to exercise caution in and around our schools. We cannot allow a situation where our innocent souls are harmed, as a result of actions of  their parents outside the school," education spokesperson Steve Mabona said.

*This article has been updated to reflect that the police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele told News24 that the man is in a critical condition and not deceased as he had orginally communicated to News24. 

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