Child, 2, dies in dad's arms in apparent targeted hit in Western Cape

A toddler was shot in the arms of his father while they were returning from the shops in Bontehewel. Both were killed. File image
A toddler was shot in the arms of his father while they were returning from the shops in Bontehewel. Both were killed. File image
Image: 123RF/ prathaan

Gunmen opened fire on a father and his toddler son in Bonteheuwel on Wednesday evening, in what appears to be a targeted hit.

The father died on the scene. His two-year-old son succumbed to his injuries after being taken to the Red Cross Children’s Hospital.

Bishop Lavis police are probing the shooting.

“Reports at the disposal of police indicate that a 31-year-old man was walking from a nearby shop on Bonteheuwel Avenue at 7:15pm, carrying the child, when a vehicle stopped next to them.

“Two unidentified males climbed out and started shooting at the pair.”

-TimesLIVE


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