KZN Teenager Dies After Accidentally Shooting Himself While Playing With Relative’s Firearm With Friend

KZN Teenager Dies After Accidentally Shooting Himself While Playing With Relative’s Firearm With Friend

  • A teenage boy from KwaZulu-Natal was killed by accidentally shooting himself while playing with a friend
  • The second boy, also a teenager, was not injured in the accidental shooting incident in the Stranger area
  • A 16-year-old girl was gunned down in a separate incident in Limpopo after being caught in the crossfire of a CIT robbery

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STRANGER - A 14-year-old boy has tragically died after the firearm he and his friend were playing with was accidentally fired on Monday afternoon, 8 May.

A teenager from KwaZulu-Natal was killed in an accidental shooting
A 14-year-old boy was fatally shot in an accidental shooting while playing with a firearm. Image: Cavan Images & stock photo
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14-Year-old KZN teen declared dead after accidental shooting

Emergency medical personnel from IPPSS Medical Rescue were called to a shooting in the Stanger area. Medics found that the boy had sustained a fatal gunshot wound and was declared dead on the scene.

The friend luckily sustained no injuries in the shocking accidental shooting. The firearm is said to have belonged to one of the boys' relatives.

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IOL reported that KwaDukuza police detectives were on the shooting scene and are investigating the incident.

16-year-old Limpopo girl fatally shot in CIT robbery crossfire

Meanwhile, another teen, a 16-year-old girl, was fatally shot in another incident in Limpopo on Monday.

The girl was caught in the crossfire between cash-in-transit robbers and police at Elim Mall.

According to Limpopo police spokesperson Colonel Malesela Ledwaba, the robbers attacked CIT security guards while they were collecting cash at the mall.

A stray bullet hit the girl and she later died in hospital. The robbers made off with an unspecified amount of money in a white Toyota Hilux, News24 reported.

South Africans question how KZN teen got hold of a gun

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Below are some reactions:

Mari Jane commented:

"Guns should be kept in a safe that is the rules and regulations for having a legal firearm on your property."

Sbo Ka-Ntsusha Zitha said:

"Sad news, condolences to everyone close to the relatives."

Ayovha Mphoza complained:

"Guns are like toys in KZN."


"So sad, but how do you get your hands on a gun? It's on you or in the safe."

Limpopo man arrested for accidentally killing 7-month-old with pellet gun, SA doubts shooting was accidental

In another story, Briefly News reported that a 37-year-old man was arrested and charged with murder after reportedly accidentally shooting his seven-month-old son with a pellet gun.

Limpopo police were following up on a complaint after the baby was rushed to a clinic, where he was declared dead from a gunshot wound to the chest.

During the interview of both parents, police were told that the seven-month-old's father was hunting birds near their Maololo, GaMashabela village home with a pellet gun when the child was unintentionally shot.

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