Family mum after accidental shooting

A Centurion family refuses to speak to the media after a father shoots his own daughter

SAPS on the scene. Picture: EWN

CENTURION - The family of a seven-year-old Centurion girl, who was accidentally killed by her father, declined to speak to the media on Friday.

Believing he was protecting his family, the father mistakenly shot his daughter during a robbery at their Pretoria home on Friday morning.

The police's Lindela Mashigo said five men burgled the home.

"He [the father] heard commotion outside the door and fired several shots. He accidentally shot his own daughter."

The Netcare Unitas Hospital confirmed the girl died from a single gunshot wound to the head.