An ouma says she had to beg a suspected skollie who pointed a gun at her not to shoot.
This is after an unknown gun wielding man opened fire at a Lavender Hill house and hit her four-year-old grandchild in the foot.
Shirley Murray says she heard gunshots on Thursday and immediately went to check on her grandkids who were playing in the front yard.
“They were all safe at that moment, I didn't even get the chance to look down the road as more shots followed.”
The grandma says she fell on top of her grandchildren in the yard and shielded them with her body as shots rang out.
“A female neighbour ran into the lounge to hide and shortly after that a man holding a big gun came in and started shooting at the woman.
“Then I covered the children trying to protect them from the suspect.”
She says the masked man walked up to her, pointed the gun at her and shouted: “Jy n****r, ek skiet julle binne in jou ma se p**s, jou flakka!”
“I begged for my life asking him not to shoot me and my grandchildren. I told him I am not a gangster and please don’t kill me.”
It was only after the gunman left that Shirley realised her granddaughter Cassidy Classen was hit.
“She was shot in the foot, the bullet went through, she was rushed to Red Cross Hospital.”
Shirley says it’s her neighbour’s fault for Cassidy’s shooting.
“She is to blame for all of this because the children were safe before she came to hide here.”
Police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana has confirmed the incident.
“There are no arrests yet. A case of attempted murder is being investigated.”