- The 13-year-old Cape City boy was struck within the backbone whereas he was enjoying soccer.
- The Hanover Group Policing Discussion board mentioned it was nonetheless unclear if the capturing was gang associated.
- Philippi police are investigating an tried homicide case.
A 13-year-old boy is in hospital after a stray bullet struck his spinal twine whereas he was enjoying soccer on Monday.
Declyn Wippenaar was apparently enjoying a match at 16:30 at a farm in Olieboom Highway in Philippi on Monday when he was shot.
In accordance with the Hanover Group Policing Discussion board (CPF), it’s unclear whether or not the capturing was gang associated or not.
“He may need been caught within the crossfire, however we assume that was gang associated”, CPF coordinator Yaseen Johaar mentioned.
Johaar mentioned that the shooter had allegedly been firing photographs into the air when Wippenaar was hit.
Police spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk mentioned that Wippenaar had sustained a single gunshot wound to his again.
He was rushed to the hospital.
Philippi police are investigating an tried homicide case.
“In accordance with our statistics, up to now two months, we’ve recorded shootings within the space each single day,” Johaar mentioned.
He added that they have been involved concerning the shootings which had turn into a norm within the space.
Anybody with info relating to the incident ought to name investigating officer Detective Sergeant Mveleli Kedama on 021 690 1517 or 073 586 2119.
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