Child shooting: 2nd suspect to be charged

Family members of three-year-old Luke Tibbetts say they're relieved another suspect was arrested.

Policemen stand outside the Sophiatown Magistrates Court on 5 August 2014 ahead of the appearance of a man allegedly implicated in the shooting of Westbury toddler, Luke Tibbetts. Picture: Sapa.

JOHANNESBURG - The family of three-year-old Luke Tibbetts say they are relieved that another suspect has been arrested in connection with the shooting of the little boy.

Tibbetts remains in a critical condition in hospital after being shot in the head in Westbury on Saturday.

He was seated on his mother's lap at the back of a vehicle when the incident occurred.

A 26-year-old man is expected to be charged with attempted murder, for allegedly shooting Tibbetts.

He was travelling in a separate car and was wounded in the arm in what is believed to be a gang related shooting.

The three-year-old was caught in the same crossfire.

The family of the first suspect, Lindray Khakhu, who was arrested on Sunday, say the truth can now emerge.

His sister Lindsey Campbell says, "We also have people that are now coming out, telling the police what happened that night."

Khakhu made his first appearance in the Sophiatown Magistrates Court on Tuesday following the shooting and will be back in court next week.

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.