Woman killed, child wounded in crossfire in Westbury shooting

2018-09-27 17:47
iStock

iStock

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

A 45-year-old woman was killed after she and a 10-year-old girl were caught in the crossfire during a shootout in Westbury, Johannesburg.

According to Gauteng police spokesperson Lungelo Dlamini, a man believed to have been involved in the shooting was under police guard in hospital after he was injured.

"We are still questioning him about the crime scene to establish if he knows the other suspects, because according to witnesses, he was involved. But at this stage we didn't find any firearm," he said.

The woman was shot in the upper body when three men opened fire on each other in Tambokie Court, Dlamini said. It is believed that she died on the scene.

The girl sustained gunshot wounds to her leg and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Dlamini was unable to say if the child was the woman's daughter.

The motive for the shooting is still unknown, he added.

"At this stage we cannot say whether it was a gang war, but there were three people that were involved in the shooting," he said. 

There were reports that a three-year-old boy was also involved in the incident, but Dlamini said he was not aware of that.

KEEP UPDATED on the latest news by subscribing to our FREE newsletter.

- FOLLOW News24 on Twitter

Read more on:    johannesburg  |  crime

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.