Two suspects arrested in connection with Lavender Hill boy (5) murder

Valentino Grootetjie was shot and killed in Dury Court, in his backyard on Saturday.

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CAPE TOWN - The Anti-Gang Unit has arrested two suspects in connection with the murder of a five-year-old boy in Lavender Hill.

Valentino Grootetjie was shot and killed in Dury Court, in his backyard on Saturday.

The Police's Novela Potelwa said: β€œThe detectives had been working around the clock in search of the perpetrators of the act and on Monday, they apprehended two suspects – aged 24 and 29 – in connection with the murder.”

Potelwa said two suspects were believed to be linked to a series of other cases.

A 22-year-old was also seriously wounded in the shooting. He was taken to hospital for medical assistance.

Meanwhile, the body of a man was discovered with multiple gunshot wounds on Prince George Drive on Tuesday morning. His identity is not yet known.