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Suspect arrested for attempted murder of girl,12, in Cape Town

CAPE TOWN, August 22 – A 24-year-old suspect is expected to appear in a Cape Town court on Wednesday for the attempted murder of a 12-year-old girl.

Police spokesperson, Lieutenant-Colonel Andre Traut, said the suspect was arrested in Facreton in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

The child had been sitting outside her home in Gilder Crescent, Kensington, on Sunday at about 1pm when she was caught in the crossfire of a gang fight.

Traut said “detectives worked around the clock and pursued every possible avenue” and made the arrest at about 2.45am on Tuesday.

He said the stray bullet, allegedly fired by the suspect, grazed the girl’s head.

She is currently recovering in a Cape Town hospital.

– African News Agency (ANA)

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