Delft child stable after shooting

A 5-year-old girl and her mother were at their neighbours house in Delft when two men allegedly opened fire.

FILE: Delft community members marched on 14 February 2014 to raise awareness about child safety following another murder in the area. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A five-year-old girl remains in a stable condition in hospital after she was hit by a stray bullet in Delft at the weekend.

The child and her mother were at their neighbours house in Delft when two men allegedly opened fire.

A stray bullet hit the young girl in the foot.

No one has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Tygerberg Hospital's Mark van der Heever says the girl is currently in a stable condition.

This is the latest incident where a child was caught in the crossfire of crime.

Three-year-old Luke Tibbetts is currently in a critical condition in hospital after being struck by a stray bullet while sitting on his mother's lap at the back of a vehicle transporting them on Saturday.

Last month, four-year-old Taegrin Morris was killed in a hijacking in Boksburg after he was dragged behind his parents' hijacked car.

In another incident last month, a five-year-old girl was shot in the back in Wesbank near Delft in suspected gang-related violence.

In a separate incident, a one-year-old girl was discharged from hospital last month after she was wounded in gang crossfire in the same area.

She was admitted to the health facility following a drive-by shooting.

The toddler was in her mother's arms while walking to a nearby shop when the incident occurred.