3 Year-Old Boy Killed in Lavender Hill, While Dad Wounded


According to reports, Muizenberg police are investigating a shooting that claimed the life of a 3-year-old boy and wounded his father on Monday night.

IOL reports that Police spokesperson Novela Potelwa, says “the father, 26, was outside his home in Tafelberg Road, Hillview, in Lavender Hill, with his son, chatting to a friend when the gunman, whose face was concealed, emerged and fired shots.”

Potelwa continued saying the victim ran into the house with the child and the gunman followed them. “Both the father and the child were wounded. The child died on arrival at a medical facility in Retreat. The investigation is pursuing various possibilities, including that the incident could be gang-related,” Potelwa said.

Anyone with information that could assist in the investigation is urged to contact the Crime Stop number 0860010111 or via the MySAPSApp.