A three-year-old girl from Eerste River was shot and killed in a gang-related incident at 8.30pm on Tuesday, July 28.
“It is alleged that three unknown suspects stopped in front of a house in Normandie Street in Heather Park at 8.30pm and started shooting randomly. As a consequence, the three-year-old died in hospital after being hit in the head,” said South African Police Service spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa in a statement.
“Police responded to the incident and started an investigation. Members of the Anti-Gang Unit deployed on the scene followed up on suspicious movement in a nearby house. Information led them to another house in the same street. Upon searching the house they found five firearms including a shotgun. Two teenagers were among the five suspects arrested in the search. The suspects have been charged with possession of illegal firearms.”