Byline: Nonjabuliso Nhlambo

17 August 2022

At 15H00 Tuesday afternoon, 16 August 2022, Netcare 911 responded to a shooting at an intersection outside the Turkish Mosque off Pretoria Main Road in Midrand.

Reports indicate that an adult female sitting in her car with her 9-year-old son had been gunned down while waiting for the traffic lights.

The mother, believed to be in her mid-thirties had sustained two gunshot wounds to her body and was found in a critical condition.

The young boy who had been sitting in the front passenger seat had sustained a gunshot wound to his chest.

The daughter, aged 13 who had been sitting in the back seat was not injured.

The boy was rushed by members of the public who had witnessed the event to a clinic situated in the Mosque, however was declared deceased on arrival of paramedics.

The mother was treated on scene by Netcare 911 emergency care practitioners who managed to stabilise her.

Due to the serious nature of her injuries the patient was flown by Netcare 911 helicopter ambulance to a specialist medical facility for the care she required.

Circumstances leading up to the incident will be investigated by the SAPS who were on scene.