Crime & courts

Bloekombos mother killed and her one-year-old child shot

Community leaders in Bloekombos near Kraaifontein are lamenting the rate at which women and children are killed in the area.


The latest incident happened when a woman was shot dead and her one-year-old child was seriously wounded.

The police have since opened an investigation into Tuesday’s shooting in Jikizinto Street.


Police spokesperson André Traut said the police were searching for unknown suspects who opened fire on a 27-year-old woman.


“The victim’s one-year-old infant was wounded in the attack. Currently, detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and the suspects are yet to be arrested,” he said.

The disturbing incident came just days after two residents were shot and killed in the same neighbourhood and another woman seriously injured.


According to the police, the incident occurred shortly before 7pm on Saturday in Nondakuthini Street.


Spokesperson Noloyiso Rwexana said: “According to reports, the police attended the crime scene and found two victims who had been fatally shot and wounded.

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