Child (5) killed in Soshanguve hijacking

Posted on May 13, 2024
by Yashmika Dukaran

Gauteng police have initiated a manhunt for an unknown number of suspects believed to have fatally shot a 5-year-old boy during a hijacking in Soshanguve. The suspects hijacked the boy's father on Friday.

According to police spokesperson Mavela Masondo, the boy was rushed to the hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

"The father arrived home around 22:30, driving a white Toyota bakkie, when the child went out to welcome him home," Masondo said. "Police are appealing to anyone with information that can aid in the investigation or assist in apprehending the suspects to contact the nearest police station or call Crime Stop on 08600 10111."

Mavela added that a case of murder and hijacking has been filed.