Man kills 7-year-old son before shooting himself

By Chanice Jennike - 10 September 2019Views : 1086


Police are investigating after a 69-year-old father shot and killed his 7-year-old son before he turned the gun on himself in Panorama, Cape Town.

Dylan Neethling was shot and killed during the early hours on Sunday morning. 

Police confirmed that the shooting occurred at the family's home in Panorama. 

The school which Dylan attended, Panorama Primary School Welgelegen, sent their condolences to the family in a Facebook post. 

"Today we are very sad to be saying goodbye to a beautiful boy. Your unexpected death is a huge loss for us. We thank the Lord for the great privilege to have had Dylan be part of the Panorama family. Rest in the arms of our Heavenly Father. Till we meet again."

Western Cape police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk said that a case of murder had been opened following the incident.