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19-year-old arrested after teen fatally shot in the face as they played with revolver

Dec 12, 2019
19-year-old arrested after teen fatally shot in the face as they played with revolver

Port Elizabeth - Port Elizabeth police arrested a 19-year-old suspect within an hour after a 16-year-old youth was fatally wounded at a house in Bondage Street, in Kleinskool on Wednesday.

"It is alleged that at about 10:00, Jadin Daniels and the suspect were in the house allegedly playing with a .38 revolver," said police spokesperson, Col Priscilla Naidu.

"A shot went off and hit Daniels in the face.

"He died at the scene. The suspect ran away."

Col Naidu said that investigations at the scene led police to a house not far from Bondage Street and the suspect was arrested.

"No firearm was recovered."

Col Naidu said that the suspect is detained on a charge of murder and is expected to appear in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court on Friday.

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