A young mom from Hillview in Lavender Hill was killed while she was protecting her two young children from a hail of gang bullets on Tuesday afternoon, April 6.
It is alleged that 26-year-old Shameema Doherty made the ultimate sacrifice as she shielded her seven-year-old son, Sameer, and four-year-old daughter, Aisha, as gangsters opened fire near their home, Daily Voice reports .
The shooting allegedly started while the family were walking towards their front gate.
Those responsible allegedly fired more than 19 shots indiscriminately in the street.
According to Police spokesperson, Captain FC van Wyk, Muizenberg police are investigating the murderof the 26-year-old female.
Van Wyk added that no arrests have been made as yet.
This is the second incident in Lavender Hill after Ashanti Fisher was killed on New Year’s morning, January 1.
At the time, IOL reported that the 16-year-old was allegedly shot and killed by her 23-year-old ex-boyfriend.
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