A 14-year-old boy was injured during a shootout on Petunia Road in Strand, ER24 said in a statement yesterday.
Paramedics found the injured boy lying on the sidewalk surrounded by his father and bystanders.
“On assessment, paramedics found that the child had sustained two gunshot wounds, leaving him in a serious condition,” said ER24 spokesman, Russel Meiring.
The boy immediately received treatment and was put on advanced life support interventions.
He was taken to a nearby field from where he was to be airlifted to Tygerberg Hospital.
Authorities are investigating the shooting incident.