Athlone reeling after boy (11) shot dead in gang shooting
Rimeez Ismail was hit by a stray bullet while playing with a friend outside his home on Sunday afternoon.
CAPE TOWN – An Athlone community is reeling following the murder of an 11-year-old boy.
Rimeez Ismail was shot dead while playing with a friend outside his home on Sunday afternoon.
He was hit by a stray bullet during a gang shooting.
Ismail was a member of local soccer club FC Kapstadt.
The club's Iekraam Abdullah says he is devastated.
“He could play anywhere, from mid-field to striker. This has hurt everybody. He was a very disciplined, very quiet boy and was well known because he was very talented.”
(Edited by Tamsin Wort)