Thursday, August 17, 2006

Stray bullet claims an innocent life

By Tarryn Le Chat

A baby girl was struck by a stray bullet and died as she was waiting at the garden gate for her mother to come home from work.

According to the Cape Times, the bullet had been fired by Metrorail security guards as they pursued robbers along the station platform across the road from nine-month-old Leshey Muller's home.

Leshey always waited at the gate with her 12-year-old cousin to watch her mother get off the train at Netreg station and cross the road to their home in Ranunculus Street, close to Modderdam Road, beside the N2.

Little Leshey fought for her life for seven hours at Tygerberg Hospital before she died. She had asked for her mother according to the family.

Acording to the report, Metrorail has extended their condolences to the family and offered them free tauma counselling and train tickets to travel to the psychologist in Cape Town.



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