Teen’s shoot­ing probed

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THE In­de­pen­dent Po­lice In­ves­tiga­tive Di­rec­torate (Ipid) is in­ves­ti­gat­ing the shoot­ing of a 14-year-old boy in Hout Bay dur­ing a protest by mem­bers of the com­mu­nity, it said yes­ter­day.

Spokesper­son Moses Dlamini said the shoot­ing hap­pened on Tues­day and was cap­tured in video footage that had been cir­cu­lat­ing on so­cial me­dia.

“The shoot­ing was not re­ported to the Ipid, as re­quired by the Ipid Act. If no valid rea­sons are ad­vanced for not re­port­ing it, ad­di­tional charges will be added,” Dlamini said. “A case of at­tempted mur­der is be­ing in­ves­ti­gated. No ar­rest has been made. The in­ves­ti­ga­tion con­tin­ues.”

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, the boy had been shot a num­ber of times, in­clud­ing in the mouth.

Un­rest con­tin­ued yes­ter­day as res­i­dents of Hang­berg in Hout Bay protested over the West Coast rock lob­ster fish­ing rights al­lo­ca­tion process and the lack of ser­vice in the area. Po­lice bat­tled to con­tain the protests, fir­ing stun grenades, rub­ber bul­lets and tear gas.–

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