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Yoshini Perumal
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28 May 2018
11:29 am

UPDATE: Young girl shot and killed in KZN botched hijacking

Yoshini Perumal

Communications officer of the eThekwini Inner South cluster, Cpt Cheryl Pillay, has confirmed that the 9-year-old child succumbed to her injuries at a local hospital.

A nine-year-old girl was shot and killed after the vehicle she was travelling in was hijacked in Himalaya Drive, in Shallcross, KwaZulu-Natal a short while ago, Rising Sun Chatsworth reports.

This tragic incident occurred as the country prepares to commemorate Child Protection Week.

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Details of the incident are still sketchy, however, communications officer of the eThekwini Inner South cluster, Cpt Cheryl Pillay, has confirmed that the child succumbed to her injuries at a local hospital.

“Two suspect were arrested, one of whom is deceased. One suspect is at large. Police investigations are continuing,” added Cpt Pillay.

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Chairman of the Chatsworth community policing forum (CPF), Jakes Singh has spoken out about the horrific incident.

Jakes Singh also extended his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.

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