15-Year-Old Girl Killed By Stray Bullet During Gangster Shootout

15-Year-Old Girl Killed By Stray Bullet During Gangster Shootout

Another teen has been killed in the crossfire of an alleged gang shootout on the Cape Flats.

Aqeelah Shroeder, fifteen, died in the hospital. On Women’s Day, she was shot while accompanying a friend to a spaza shop. Her family claimed she had gone out to buy sausages less than 200 meters from their house when two shots were fired.

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“I remember hearing the two shots and looking outside. I saw Aqeelah’s friend hiding behind our wall and quickly got my son down and ran to shut our back door. People were screaming, and I heard them say, ‘get the ambulance, call the ambulance, it’s Aqeelah’.

“I immediately put my son down and went to check what was happening. That’s when I saw Aqeelah lying on the ground. My mom was at a Women’s Day luncheon, so I rushed to get her,” Aqeelah’s sister, Tiffany Shroeder, 24, said.

“Aqeelah was shot once in the neck just under her chin, and the bullet went right through, spilling out with some parts of her brain. I never thought I’d see my sister like that. She was such a sweet girl, and I’ll miss her.

“I still can’t believe that she’s gone. We spent the day together with my aunt happy, she was so happy dancing and taking pictures. I remember at one point she even said to my aunt that she shouldn’t leave without taking their last picture together,” Schroeder added.

Aqeelah Schroeder attended Delft High School and was in Grade 9. Police have since launched an investigation into her death, looking for the perpetrators.

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According to Van Wyk, the suspects fled the scene on foot while the victim was being transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital for medical attention.

Police spokesperson Frederick van Wyk said: “Delft police are investigating a murder case after a shooting incident on Tuesday, August 9 at about 4pm in front of premises in Spitfire Street in the Hague, Delft, where a 15-year-old girl was shot and injured.

“Initial reports indicate that officers received a complaint from radio control on arrival at the scene; they found the victim lying on the ground on her stomach with a gunshot wound to her right shoulder.

“According to witnesses, the victim was walking to a nearby shop when she was caught in the crossfire from two rival gangs.”

According to Van Wyk, the suspects fled the scene on foot while the victim was being transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital for medical attention.

Local community leaders and neighborhood watch teams held an emotional march in memory of the slain teen on Wednesday, marching to their local police station and demanding justice for her death.

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