Suspects shoot 10-year-old girl in arm for cellphone

By Chanice Jennike - 20 September 2019Views : 835

A 10-year-old girl was shot and wounded after being robbed of her cellphone in KwaZulu-Natal. 

The incident occurred on Thursday in Wembezi near Escourt. 

KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said that the girl was returning home from the shop when she was allegedly attacked by three men. 

The girl was shot in her right arm. 

"She was robbed of her cellphone and the suspects fled the scene after the incident. The injured victim was taken to a local health care facility for treatment."

"Police officers were mobilised and launched an investigation which resulted in the swift arrest of the suspects," Gwala said. 

The suspects are expected to appear in Escourt Magistrate’s Court on Monday on charges facing attempted murder and robbery.