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South Africa: 9 years-old girl shot dead

South Africa: 9 years-old girl shot dead

Hijacking is a major issue in South Africa. In 2016, an average of 1,416 vehicles was hijacked every month equating to one every 32 minutes.

This morning, outside Marklands Seconday School in Shallcross, a nine-year-old girl has been shot dead. According to the media it was a case of “Botched hijacking”. Apparently, one of the alleged hijackers is also reported to have died, apparently after they lost control of the car. It is believed that the vehicle was hijacked outside the school before the hijackers lost control of it and finally ended up in a nearby park.

As per the latest information, one of the hijackers was shot dead while the other was arrested.