Man arrested for Hope’s shooting death

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Six-year-old Hope van der Merwe was shot dead in a park in Mitchells Plain on Monday.

Cape Town - A man has been arrested for shooting dead a six-year-old girl in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town, police said on Tuesday.

Lt-Col Andre Traut said the man fired three shots, one of which killed the girl and wounded a four-year-old boy in the leg in Lentegeur on Monday afternoon. An 18-year-old was also wounded and was taken to hospital.

“The motive is unknown,” said Traut.

The 23-year-old man would appear soon in court.


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