A 30-year-old disabled mother was shot and killed in front of her house on Saturday evening by a skollie who was apparently fleeing from rival gangsters.
Lauren Prins, the mother of a three-year-old boy, was in her yard when shots were fired.
The Bishop Lavis mom tried running into the house, but was shot in the head and upper body 10 times.
Her family says it appears Lauren was in the way of the shooter who fled through her yard and jumped over the back fence.
The distraught family says Lauren was well-known in the area.
A relative says: “She was born with a spinal disease and could not work, so she received a disability grant.
Lauren shot at home
“We were always there for her and she loved her son so much.
“Her mother is destroyed and we have not even made any arrangements for the funeral.
“I don’t think anyone wants to believe she was killed this way.”
Friends, family and neighbours stood around crying as the crime scene was processed by the police on Saturday.
“She was vibrant and always friendly. We will miss her so much,” one mourner said.
Police spokesperson, Sgt. Noloyiso Rwexana, said Bishop Lavis police are investigating.
“A case of murder was opened after a 30-year-old woman sustained multiple gunshot wounds to her head and body,” she says.
“According to information police responded to the shooting incident on Saturday at 7.30pm in David Street, Bishop Lavis.
“She was declared dead on the scene due to her injuries. Circumstances surrounding this incident are under investigation with no arrests so far.”