9-Year-Old Shot During La Mercy House Robbery


A 9 year old boy was shot in the abdomen following a home invasion on Palm Grove in La Mercy on Saturday afternoon.

Reaction Unit South Africa reported that they rushed to the scene after receiving reports of multiple gun shots being fired at the residence.


Upon arrival it was establised that a 9 year old boy was rushed privately to hospital after being shot by armed suspects.

It is alleged that five occupants of a VW Golf 5 entered the property pretending to make enquiries regarding a creche which was being run from the home.

The suspects then produced firearms and robbed the family of laptops and other valuebles.

As they exited the home they fired a volley of shots.

One bullet struck the child who was seated in the balcony at his grandparents home at a neighbouring property.


The suspects then fled the scene in their getaway vehicle.

Spent catridge found at the scene
Several spent 9mm cartridges were recovered on scene. Photo: RUSA

Reaction Officers are currently searching for the suspects. RUSA

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