Johannesburg - The three boys who were detained after they allegedly shot two fellow schoolmates outside their school in Lenasia appeared briefly in Child Justice Court in Protea Glen Magistrates Court on Wednesday.
The three boys aged 14, 15 and 17-years-old from MH Joosub Secondary School in Lenasia Extension 9 were arrested after one of them was allegedly playing with the firearm when it went off hitting the two victims aged 18 and 19.
The boys’ appearance came as the police announced that the father of the 15-year-old will be probed for negligent handling of a firearm because the gun used in the shooting belonged to him.
National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Phindi Louw Mjonondwane said the 15 and 17-year-old were charged with attempted murder and illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition while the 14-year-old was charged with possession of ammunition.
“It was rolled over for tomorrow for them to be assessed social workers and for them to acquire legal representative and for the preliminary inquiry,” said Mjonondwane.