Boy, 14 hurt in gunfire

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October 6, 2016
Boy, 14 hurt in gunfire

STATEMENT: ER24 CREDIT: File image

The teenage boy was found in the street with multiple gunshot wounds.

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.

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