A nine-year-old girl succumbed to her injuries after she was shot during a shootout, allegedly between her father and armed hijackers, outside her grandparent’s house on Himalaya Drive, earlier this Monday morning.
It is believed that the suspects threw the father out of his vehicle before driving off with the child.
Reverend Cyril Pillay, a close relative of the family, said that Everest Primary School pupil, Sadia Sukhraj, was seated in the vehicle with her father, Shailendra, while her mother dropped off her younger sibling with their grandmother, when the tragic incident struck.
Thousands of angry community members have gathered outside the Chatsworth police station, south of Durban demanding justice for the 9 year old girl shot and killed during the hijacking in Shallcross earlier on Monday morning 28 May 2018.
Chaos erupted outside the Chatsworth police station, south of Durban and authorities have retaliated with teargas and rubber bullets.
Residents have started burning tyres outside of the Chatsworth police station. They are demanding to see the station commander. Around 7.30PM gunshots have been fired and teargas was used to disperse the thousands gathered outside the Chatsworth police station. All emergency services are on scene.
#ChatsworthProtests #BREAKINGNEWS: Gunshots have been fired and teargas being used to disperse the thousands gathered outside the Chatsworth police station. All emergency services are on scene. #Chatsworth residents say they will not leave the police station until they get answers surrounding the killing of the 9-year-old girl. They demand an end to crime in the community. #Durban
Sources: Newsbreak Lotus, Rising Sun