Mourners pay last respects to Luke Tibbetts

Family and friends are saying goodbye to three-year-old Luke Tibbetts at a funeral service.

Funeral service for Luke Tibbetts. Picture: Mia Lindeque/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Family and friends are saying goodbye to three-year-old Luke Tibbetts at a funeral service in Longdale this morning where he has been described as a "little soldier".

Tibbetts was shot in the head by a stray bullet while sitting on his mother's lap at the back of a vehicle transporting them in Westbury, two weeks ago, in a suspected gang-related incident.

Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the shooting, Lindray Khaku and Keenan Mokwena.

One man is facing two counts of attempted murder in connection with the shooting.

Another accused has only been charged with pointing a firearm.

The flag draped coffin is displayed next to the stage where pictures of the three-year-old are positioned next to bouquets of flowers.

Last week the little boy's family were by his side when he passed away after being on life support for six days.

Gauteng Premier David Makhura is expected to deliver a message of support to the family and mourners here today.

Tibbetts's friends are also expected to sing later.

The incident comes a month 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.