Humandorp - Police in Humansdorp in the Eastern Cape have asked the community for information which may assist them to arrest a suspect who shot dead a teenager in the town during the early hours of Saturday morning.
"The South African Police Service [SAPS] in Humansdorp are investigating a case of murder after the 15-year-old, Antonio Botha, was fatally wounded at about [2am on Saturday] morning, 20 July 2019," Captain Gerda Swart said.
It was alleged that the teenager was standing outside a residence in Rosyntjie Street, Gill Marcus, Humansdorp, when an unknown person fired several shots at the child.
"Community members heard the gunshots and found the 15-year-old with multiple gunshot wounds on the ground. The suspect already fled the scene and community members alerted the ambulance services and the SAPS.
"The 15-year-old boy was declared dead on the scene. The motive for the murder is not known at this stage and is being investigated," Swart said.