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Nosipho Gumede
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20 Jun 2022
13:36

Officer arrested for allegedly shooting 10-year-old son by mistake

Nosipho Gumede

A case of murder has been opened by Mayville police, after a policeman allegedly shot his 10-year-old son, mistaking him for an intruder, on Sunday morning in Durban.

A case of murder has been opened by Mayville police, after a policeman allegedly shot his 10-year-old son, mistaking him for an intruder, on Sunday morning in Durban.

According to Brigadier Jay Naicker, Mayville police were called to a house in Manor Gardens where a 10-year-old boy was shot.

“The boy was rushed to hospital and was declared dead on arrival,” said Naicker.

Naicker added that the circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID).

*This is a developing story.