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Tensions high after Soweto teen shot

A teenage boy was killed in Doornkop after allegedly robbing a shop owned by a foreign national.

Police are stationed at most foreign-owned shops after many business owners left saying they fear for their lives. Picture: Thando Kubheka/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng police say they'll remain in Doornkop in Soweto where tensions are running high after a teenage boy was gunned down.

Police say the teenager was among a group of boys who robbed a shop owned by a foreign national on Monday night.

On Tuesday, residents went on a looting spre e forcing many foreign business owners to flee.

Angry Doornkop residents say foreign business owners will not be welcomed back into their community.

"They're carrying guns! They must go, we don't want them here."

Police spent most of Tuesday patrolling the area and trying to restore calm.

The shop owner arrested in connection with the teen's murder is expected to appear in court later today.

Meanwhile, another teenage boy is recovering in hospital after being wounded in Monday's shooting.

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