Luke Tibbets case: New details emerge

State witness Dalmain Abrahams says there were two shootings on the night Tibbets was shot.

FILE: Lindray Khakhu, accused of killing Luke Tibbets, has pleaded not guilty to the murder. Picture: Emily Corke/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - A state witness in the Luke Tibbetts murder trial has revealed there were two shooting incidents on the night the three-year-old boy was shot in Westbury.

The child was hit in the head by a stray bullet while on his mother's lap in a car driving through Westbury last year.

State witness and friend of the accused, Dalmain Abrahams, says he heard and saw Lindray Khakhu shoot at Keenan Mokwena.

He told the court he heard a second set of shots being fired a few minutes later as he drove away.

While Abrahams gave a detailed testimony about the events leading up to the shooting, he made no mention about Tibbets, saying he only found out about the slain child the next day.

He told the court that Mokwena pointed a firearm at Khakhu who responded by firing two shots at Mokwena's car while it was still stationary.

He continued to party with Khakhu at another braai immediately after the shooting.

Abrahams says the police confronted him the next day wanting to know who shot the three-year-old.

The defence lawyer grilled Abrahams and Mokwena on their statements, saying they'd left out important facts, only to later say them in court.

Both state witnesses blamed the police, saying the cops pressured them into writing incomplete statements.

Mokwena however did admit he failed to tell police he had pointed a toy gun at Khakhu in his original statement.