Boy (9) shot during armed home invasion, La Mercy

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Boy (9) shot during armed home invasion, La Mercy
Boy (9) shot during armed home invasion, La Mercy. Photo: Arrive Alive

A 9 year old boy was shot in the abdomen following a home invasion on Eden Rose Walk in La Mercy – KwaZulu Natal on 3 February 2018.

Members of Reaction Unit South Africa were called out to the scene by residents reporting multiple gun shots being fired at a nearby residence. Upon arrival it was established that a 9 year old boy was rushed privately to hospital after being shot by armed suspects.

It is alleged that 5 occupants of a VW Golf 5 had entered the property to make inquiries regarding a creche which was being run from the home. The suspects then produced firearms and robbed he family of laptops and other valuables.

As they exited the home they fired a volley of shots.

One bullet struck the child who was seated in the balcony at his grandparents home at a neighboring property. The suspects then fled the scene in their getaway vehicle. Several spent 9mm cartridges were recovered on scene.

Reaction Officers are currently searching for the suspects.

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