Three-year-old shot and killed in Eersterivier Shooting

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A three-year-old has been shot and killed during a drive-by shooting in Eersterivier on Tuesday evening.

According to SAPS Spokesperson, Brigadier Novela Potelwa, three unknown suspects allegedly stopped in front of a house in Normandie Street, Heather Park at around 20:30 and started shooting at random.

One of the bullets hit the 3-year-old in the head, the child was rushed to hospital but later succumbed to his injuries.

Investigating members of the Anti-Gang Unit received a tip-off about suspicious movement at another house in the same street. The home was searched and police members found 5 firearms including a shotgun.

Two teenagers were among five suspects arrested during the search.

The suspects have been charged with possession of illegal firearms and are expected to appear in court soon.