One Dead After Attempted Robbery Went Wrong

One boy was shot dead by a security guard in Mamelodi East on Saturday morning. He was with his two friends when they tried to rob a security guard. They threatened him with a toy gun and demanded his phone and money. The security guard had a gun in his pocket. He threw his phone away instead of giving it to them. One boy who escaped the shooting went to get a phone and the security guard started shooting in self defence at the two remaining robbers. One boy died at the scene whilst the other boy is recovering from gunshot wounds in ICU hospital. The robber who went to retrieve the phone fled the scene without being injured. The dead boy’s family are holding a memorial service during the week and the funeral will be on Saturday.

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