A teenage girl was killed inside her house in the suburbs of Buthelsdop in port Elizabeth on Tuesday.
The 12-year old died instantly when she was hit by a bullet after four man broke into her family’s home.
The man are said to have entered the house from the back after the girl’s father refused them entry when they knocked on the door in t the evening.
A single shot from one of the intruders’ guns hit the girl in the face, killing her as it went through her cheek and into her skull.
The father is fighting for his life in ICU after he was shot four times in the neck, abdomen, hip and leg.
The police have not yet confirmed the motive for the shooting but members of the community believe that incident is a gang-related, with many saying that they suspect it might involve the fact that the girl’s mother witnessed a murder in her neighborhood.
The targeted family lives directly across a house where notorious gangster, 47-year old Donova Berry from salt lake wasd killed by a hail of bullets in early May.
“The motive for the shooting is yet to be investigated, we are following up on certain leads and the cases we are investigating is murder and attempted murder.” Port Elizabeth police spokesperson Priscilla Naidu said.