Ipid probes incident at Mount Ayliff protest

The directorate says its investigating how Mount Ayliff officers ran out of rubber bullets during a protest.

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JOHANNESBURG - The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) says it's investigating how Mount Ayliff officers ran out of rubber bullets during a protest in which schoolboy was gunned down.

The 17-year-old was shot dead with live ammunition on Thursday and another teenager was wounded in the operation.

Officers had been called to the protest where residents had set a tavern on fire.

Ipid's Robbie Raburabu says, "The whole incident is going to be investigated, including why live ammunition was used and why they ran out of rubber bullets."