Johannesburg - A Gauteng father who "mistakenly" shot his son outside an Ennerdale school is facing murder charges, police confirmed on Wednesday.
The incident reportedly happened on Tuesday night around 9 pm at the Fred Norman Secondary School, where the 14-year-old was attending his evening classes.
Soweto West cluster spokesperson, Captain Mpande Khoza, explained that after dropping his son off, the 50-year-old man decided to wait for him in his locked car and fell asleep.
"The boy came back and knocked on the passenger window of his father's vehicle.
"The father, who was asleep in the car with his firearm on him, got scared... and pulled out his firearm and shot towards the direction of the person who was knocking. He then realised that it was his son after he had fired the shot."