Boy, 3, wounded in crossfire at his home in Port Elizabeth

Eastern Cape police have arrested a man who allegedly shot a three-year-old boy in Helenvale in Port Elizabeth.  

The 23-year-old man was arrested at a house in Helenvale, Port Elizabeth, after a three-year-old boy was shot in his yard. File photo.
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Police spokesperson Colonel Priscilla Naidu said on Wednesday morning that the boy was with his father in their yard when he was caught in the crossfire between rival gangs.

Naidu said the boy sustained a gunshot wound to his upper body and was rushed to hospital.

The incident happened on Tuesday afternoon.

She said within hours of the shooting, a 23-year-old man was arrested at a house in Voissen Street in Helenvale.

He has been detained on charges of attempted murder and is expected to appear in court soon.

In a separate incident on Saturday, a 12-year-old girl was shot and killed during gang wars in Bethelsdorp in the Eastern Cape.

A 21-year-old man was arrested and appeared in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday in connection with the incident.

His case was postponed to April 4 for formal bail application.


Source: TMG Digital

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