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KID TAKES A BULLET FOR MADALA
A cop was wounded and his grandson killed when a car he and his family were travelling in was shot at on Friday. Photo by Lulekwa Mbadamane  ~ 

AN off-duty cop (45) was the target of a drive-by shooting on Friday afternoon in Gugulethu, Cape Town.

One of the shots fired at the captain’s BMW hit and instantly killed his 10-year-old grandson!

Witness Nonkululeko Zici (40) told Daily Sun she was on the way home when she saw a car speeding past.

“At first I thought it was criminals running away from the police,” said Nonkululeko.

“But when the car passed me I noticed that its windows were broken and people were crying.”

The wounded cop apparently managed to drive all the way to Nyanga Police Station, where he’s stationed.

When the SunTeam arrived at the cop shop, the BMW was still parked in front of the gate, its windows shattered.

Western Cape police spokeswoman Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said the motive for the attack was not known.

Rwexana said the cop was travelling with three passengers in the car.

“Three suspects shot at the vehicle in which the victims were travelling,” she said.

“His 10-year-old grandson died instantly while the two other people, a woman and another child, escaped unharmed.”

She said no one’s been arrested yet.

“The cop was rushed to a medical facility for treatment,” she said.

Rwexana asked anyone with information that can assist police with their investigation to call 10111.

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