Bloemfontein toddler shot dead on mother’s back

Police say an attacker fired into the family's shack and the child took a bullet to the head.

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JOHANNESBURG - A toddler has been shot dead while being carried on her mother's back.

Police say an attacker fired into the family's shack in Wepener and the child took a bullet to the head.

The parents of the two-year-old were wounded, and are reported to be at the Pelonomi Hospital in Bloemfontein.

No arrests have been made.

The police's Yanga Ngcukana says eight cartridges were found on the scene.

"The suspect shot their shacks from the outside killing the two-year-old baby. The parents of the toddler are fighting for their lives at the Pelonomi Hospital in Bloemfontein."