Edenglen mother and daughter (10) shot, injured by robbers

Reports suggest both sustained gunshot wounds to their legs.

Bedfordview and Edenvale News has received reports of a 10-year-old girl and her mother being shot during a residential robbery.

According to information provided by SOS Security, the shootings and robbery occurred on October 12 in Edenglen.

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Edenvale SAPS is yet to confirm the information.

Gary Wilson from SOS said the robbers shot the mother and daughter after robbing the property next door.

“The suspects randomly shot over the wall, shooting the mother and daughter.”

Wilson said the two were transported to a hospital for medical treatment for gunshot wounds to their legs.

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It is unknown how many suspects were involved and it is believed they then fled the scene.

Wilson appealed to anyone with information and security footage related to the incident to come forward.

Edenvale Police Station communication officer Warrant Officer Jacob Mashile said information about the incident will be provided as soon as possible.

SAPS communication about crime:

Caxton Local Media and the Forum of Community Journalists (FCJ) has raised objection to a directive issued to police stations not allowing local SAPS spokespersons to communicate with local media.

“This jeopardises transparency and negatively impacts community journalists’ roles as community watchdogs and informing society.

“It is through the reportage of community journalists that communities often unite with local police officers in the fight against crime and join awareness campaigns to fight off social ills, organised crime and more,” said the FCJ executive director, Marietta Lombard.


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