Zhario Johnson, 2, Dies of a Gunshot Wound, Hours After His Father Was Killed in Bonteheuwel

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Two-year-old Zhario Johnson died of a gunshot wound only hours after his dad was killed in, what is reported to be, a drive-by shooting.

According to reports on Wednesday evening, the pair were walking from a nearby shop on Bonteheuwel Avenue, when a vehicle with two men in it drove by and stopped to shoot at them.

Angus McKenzie, Ward Councillor said, “This is extremely sad. I’m insisting that police in the Bonteheuwel area leave absolutely no stone unturned in ensuring that the perpetrators of this drive-by shooting are apprehended.”

Provincial police spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa says, “The Bishop Lavis police are hard at work probing a shooting incident where a 2-year-old child died after he and his father came under fire in Bonteheuwel.”

Zhario’s father died on the scene of the murder while the little boy was rushed to Red Cross Children’s hospital where he was fighting for his life. However, Zhario lost the fight and later succumbed to his wounds.

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