Girl, 9, shot and killed outside SA school

A nine-year-old girl has been shot dead in what local media are calling a "botched hijacking" outside a school in South Africa. 

The incident took place outside Marklands Secondary School in Shallcross, south of Durban, in KwaZulu Natal, on Monday morning.

It is unclear exactly who fired the fatal shot.

One of the alleged hijackers is also reported to have died, apparently after they lost control of the car.



Police on the scene have confirmed a 9-year-old girl was killed. A suspect was also shot dead. The girl’s father was hijacked near Marklands Secondary School, a few hundred metres from here. #ShallcrossShooting

Hijacking is a major issue in South Africa. In 2016, an average of 1,416 vehicles were hijacked every month – equating to one every 32 minutes