Child shooting: Suspect 'wasn't armed'

Khakhu’s family says police are not doing their job as he wasn’t even armed when the shots were fired.

Suspect Lindray Khakhu's mother tries to avoid cameras while standing outside the Sophiatown Magistrates Court on Tuesday 5 August 2014 ahead of his appearance. Picture: Sapa.

JOHANNESBURG - Family and friends of the man accused of shooting three-year old Luke Tibbetts in Westbury say police are not doing a thorough enough job.

Lindray Khakhu made his first appearance in the Sophiatown Magistrates Court on Tuesday following the weekend shooting.

The young boy was sitting on his mother's lap in a car when stray bullet hit him in the head.

Another man was also wounded.

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Khakhu's family says the police need to make more arrests, claiming that the 26-year-old man who was wounded while driving in a separate car should also be in custody.

They claim this man opened fire on the accused and that Khakhu was not even armed at the time of the shooting.

Khakhu's sister Lindsey Campbell says police need to find out exactly what happened.

"They cannot just blame one person, they are not doing their work. Why are they just taking one side of the story?"

Khakhu will be back in court next week.

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The incident comes just three weeks after the death of four-year-old Taegrin Morris who was killed in a hijacking in Boksburg after he was dragged behind his parents' hijacked car.