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Teenager shot in chest

A man was taken into custody after a 17 year old girl sustained a bullet wound to the st in the early hours of Sunday morning, 17 February 2019.

According to information received, the suspect was playing with a firearm in a taxi in Qhawa Street, Zone 9, Thembalethu when a shot went off. The victim, a 17 year old scholar was taken to a hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Police arrested a 37 year old man who is facing charges of attempted murder and the possession of an illegal firearm. He appeared in the George Magistrate's Court on Tuesday 19 February. The case was postponed for further investigation until 26 February.

The suspect was remanded to custody until his next court appearance when it is expected that he will apply for bail.

Police recovered a firearm, two rounds of ammunition , and a projectile from the crime scene. According to a spokesperson from the police, the weapon has been positively linked to an armed robbery that took place in George during April 2018.


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