Girl, 6, dies after being shot in the head in Port Elizabeth

07 October 2019 - 07:38 By Iavan Pijoos
Jay-Linn Jantjies was hit by a stray bullet during a shoot-out last week.
Jay-Linn Jantjies was hit by a stray bullet during a shoot-out last week.
Image: Roger Lamkin/123RF

A six-year-old girl died on Friday after she was shot in the head outside her house in Helenvale, Port Elizabeth, police said.

Police spokesperson Col Priscilla Naidu said Jay-Linn Jantjies was hit by a stray bullet during shooting in the area on September 23.

She said a man was arrested on Thursday in connection with the incident.

He is expected to appear in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court for murder.


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