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LAST night a Pretoria father was still reeling from shock after his six-year-old daughter shot herself, allegedly with his work firearm.
The girl is alleged to have found the gun under the bed at their three-roomed RDP home in Olivenhoutbosch near Pretoria on Saturday afternoon. She tragically shot herself once in the chest and died on the scene.
Instead of celebrating Father's Day yesterday, the security officer, only known to us as Mr Ngobeni, was in mourning. When Sowetan visited the Ngobeni home yesterday afternoon, he looked dazed and was visibly shaking.
He approached the Sowetan team in the yard and said he was not in a position to speak to us. In a shaky voice, he confirmed that his daughter had died in the tragic incident but declined to give his name.
"I will call you if there are any developments," he said.
A church service was under way with about 30 people in attendance.
A policeman at the local station who did not want to be named told Sowetan: "She found the gun under the bed and shot herself with it. It is not yet known how she could have known where it was. She must have thought it was a toy."
Police spokesperson Captain Agnes Huma confirmed that the girl found the gun under the bed. She said the incident happened at about 2pm on Saturday.
"She shot herself once in the chest. An inquest docket has been opened. We cannot say what type of a gun it was.
"We can only decide on whether or not the gun's owner will be charged once the investigation has been concluded. We do not know if there is a safe in the house or not."