Woman and child shot dead in Brackenfell

2017-01-14 21:13


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Cape Town – A woman and her son were shot dead and her two other boys were wounded during shooting incidents in Brackenfell, Western Cape on Saturday.

It later emerged the two shooting incidents were related and that a mother and her 21-year-old son were fatally shot.

The mother's 14-year-old twins were wounded.

Earlier ER24 spokesperson  Russel Meiring said when paramedics arrived at the first scene they found a mother and her son, both with gunshot wounds. 

They were declared dead on the scene.

The twin brothers were shot at a house in Ultra Road, Brackenfell. 

Upon their arrival, paramedics found a boy, 14, in the living room with a gunshot wound to his head, Meiring said.  

He was in a critical condition. 

His twin brother was found in one of the bedrooms with a gunshot wound to his hand and arm

Paramedics treated the patients and provided the critically injured child with advanced life support interventions.

They were transported to Tygerberg Hospital. 

The details surrounding the incident are not known. 

Local authorities are investigating. 

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