Five held for shooting Mitchells Plain boy

Jaylen Scalurd was hit by a stray bullet and died during a suspected gang shooting.

Jaylen Sculard (10) was shot and killed by a stray bullet outside his family home during a gang shooting in Beacon Valley. Picture: Abed Ahmed/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Five men will appear in the Mitchells Plain Magistrates Court on Monday in connection with the death of a 10-year-old boy.

The suspects were arrested on Monday following the death of Jaylen Scalurd.

The boy died after he was hit by a stray bullet during a suspected gang shooting in the Cape Town township.

The youngster was playing with his cousin outside his Beacon Valley home when a group of men opened fire.

The suspects will appear in court on Monday.