Shocking! A 13-year-old boy

Photo: RUSA

Shocking! A 13-year-old boy was shot in Phoenix and left for dead

WARNING -GRAPHIC IMAGES: Occupants of a VW Polo fired multiple shots at a 13-year-old boy on Thursday and left him for dead in Phoenix.

Shocking! A 13-year-old boy

Photo: RUSA

A 13-year-old boy was shot and critically injured before he was left for dead on Thursday in Phoenix.


According to Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) spokesperson Prem Balram the incident happened around 09:31 on Thursday.

“A member of RUSA was on patrol in the area when he noticed the teenager bleeding excessively from an injury to his right thigh.

“He immediately requested assistance from RUSA Medics, who arrived on scene shortly after that.”

Shocking! A 13-year-old boy
Photo: RUSA

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Balram said a twelve-year-old male who was assisting the injured teen informed Reaction Officers that they were both grade 10 pupils at a school in Ntuzuma, KZN.

“He went on to explain that his friend had robbed a scholar of her cellphone on Ferham Drive and was fleeing the scene when four men in a white VW Polo fired multiple shots at him.

“One bullet penetrated his thigh, causing him to collapse. The occupants of the VW Polo retrieved the cellphone from him and left him for dead on the pavement.”

He furthermore said the boy was stabilised on scene by paramedics before being transported to the hospital in critical condition.

“Reaction Officers conducted an extensive search for the white VW Polo; however, no arrests were made.”

Police could not confirm the shooting neither could they provide more details about the incident or what charges are investigated.

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Meanwhile, a man was shot and killed before his bullet-riddled vehicle overturned on the N2 on Wednesday afternoon in a scene that looked like it came straight out of an action movie.

According to Netcare 911 spokesperson, Shawn Herbst paramedics responded to the incident at around 15:20 on Wednesday afternoon.

“Netcare 911 responded to a collision on the N2 South Bound near King Shaka International Airport in La Mercy North of Durban.”

He said on arrival, paramedics found an overturned car in the center of the freeway.

“On closer inspection, the vehicle was found to be riddled with bullet holes.”