Paramedics from the Reaction Unit SA treat the 13-year-old alleged robber at Fernham Drive in Phoenix on Thursday. Picture: RUSA
Paramedics from the Reaction Unit SA treat the 13-year-old alleged robber at Fernham Drive in Phoenix on Thursday. Picture: RUSA

PICS: 13-yr-old boy who allegedly robbed girl for cellphone, critical after being shot in Phoenix

By Lee Lawler Time of article published Sep 23, 2021

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Durban – A 13-year-old schoolboy who had allegedly robbed a girl of her cellphone in Phoenix was shot by a motorist who came to the victim’s aid.

The incident occurred in Phoenix on Thursday morning.

Paramedics from Reaction Unit SA (Rusa) responded to calls of a shooting incident in Fernham Drive in Phoenix where they found the teen in a critical condition.

He had been shot in the thigh and was bleeding excessively.

Prem Balram, the director of Rusa said a 12-year-old-boy who was assisting the injured teen told his officers that they were both grade 10 pupils at a school in Ntuzuma.

Paramedics from the Reaction Unit SA responded to calls of a shooting incident in Fernham Drive in Phoenix where they found the teen a critical condition. Picture: RUSA.

“He went on to explain that his friend had robbed a scholar of her cellphone on Ferham Drive and was fleeing the scene when four men in a white VW Polo fired multiple shots at him. One bullet penetrated his thigh, causing him to collapse. The occupants of the VW Polo retrieved the cellphone from him and left him for dead on the pavement,” he said.

Balram said the boy was stabilised at the scene by medics before being transported to hospital in a critical condition.

His officers conducted an extensive search for the white VW Polo, however, no arrests were made, Balram added.

Reaction Unit officers interview the alleged teen robber’s friend.

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