Wepener toddler killed in shooting incident


Wepener police are looking for a gunman or gunmen who shot and killed a toddler and wounded her parents after opening fire on their shack.

Free State police spokesperson, Sergeant Yanga Ngcukana, said the two-year-old girl was hit in the head and declared dead on the scene.

She was on her mother’s back when she was hit by a bullet that was fired from outside the shack.

Ngcukana said the baby’s mother was hit by two bullets, one in the chest and one in the arm.

The father was wounded in the arm. Police picked up eight empty cartridge cases on the scene.

Police said the parents were taken to the Pelonomi Hospital in Bloemfontein for further treatment.

Ngcukana has appealed to the Wepener community to come forward with information that can ensure an arrest and conviction of the shooter or shooters.

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