Teenager shot and killed

2016-11-12 21:56


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Pretoria - A 15-year-old girl was found dead at her home in Caluza, Edendale (Pietermaritzburg) with a gunshot wound to her stomach, paramedics said

“At approximately 14.30 paramedics from ER24 arrived on scene where they were met by members of the family that escorted them to a nearby house. Upon their arrival they found the fifteen-year-old lying in the garage of the home,” ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak said in a statement.

He said paramedics could not do anything for the teenager and she was declared dead at the scene.

“Upon assessment they found that she showed no signs of life and appeared to have a gunshot wound to her stomach. Sadly, there was nothing that paramedics could do for her and she was declared dead on the scene. A firearm was found lying near the scene,” he said.

Vermaak said the circumstances of the incident were not known but it was understood that her father found her in the garage and called emergency services.

Police could not be reached for comment

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