A 6-year-old boy’s birthday ended in tragedy as his grandmother, Denise Roman, was shot in front of him on Wednesday, March 31.
As reported by The Daily Voice, Denise Roman (61) was said to be sitting in her lounge at her home in Mitchells Plain when gunmen barged in and shot her in the head.
“I quickly went to the kitchen to grab the children and my sister was behind me. She looked back at the man, who shot her in the forehead and she fell in the bedroom, where her grandchild and great-grandchild were watching movies,” said Shirley Rossouw (53), the victim’s sister.
The incident is allegedly gang-related. According to reports, the perpetrator was searching for an escape when he saw an opportunity to make his way into the open home on Farrier Street, Westridge, reports IOL.
The boy’s grandmother didn’t die on the scene. She was rushed to the hospital with a head wound. Denise Roman was declared dead four after the shooting.
“When we arrived at the hospital the doctor handed us my sister’s clothes and said she didn’t make it,” said Rossouw.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Angus November of Mitchells Plain Serious and Violent Crimes investigation department at 082 777 8076.