Cape Town - A four-year-old girl is fighting for her life after being shot in Wesbank, Cape Town, on Monday, said paramedics.

She was shot in her back, said ER24 spokesman Russel Meiring.

“Paramedics arrived on scene and found the young patient lying on her side in a small pool of blood,” said Meiring.

The child was placed on advanced life support treatment and transported to the Red Cross Hospital for urgent medical treatment.

The details leading to the shooting were not immediately clear. - Sapa