National 14.9.2016 11:16 am

Stray bullet hits seven-year-old boy in Eersterust

Stray bullet hits seven year-old boy.

Stray bullet hits seven year-old boy.

The boy was playing in the backyard of his home when the bullet hit him on Tuesday afternoon.

A seven-year-old boy was wounded by a stray bullet in Eersterust, in Tshwane, yesterday afternoon, Rekord Moot reports.

Bullets. Photo: Thinkstock.com

Bullets. Photo: Thinkstock.com

The boy was playing in the backyard of his home when the stray bullet hit him at about 1pm.

According to Henrie Godfrey from the Eersterust Community Policing Forum (CPF ), shootings in the area were becoming a frequent occurrence.

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“This has really become a concerning issue in Eersterust. This has not been the first shooting this week,” he said.

The police and CPF could not comment at the time of publishing and said they would investigate the shooting.

– Caxton News Service

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