Van der Merwe family attacked, disabled son shot in face, father shot and kicked in stomach Centurion
DescriptionSource: Citizen-Policing-Forum sector 3 chairman Hannes De Buisson: "Disabled son shot in face, father assaulted: (Van der Merwe family attacked:) Centurion, Heuweloord: A father and son were shot and assaulted after a robbery in Heuweloord.
10 May 2013 A disabled man is in a stable condition in Netcare Unitas hospital after allegedly being shot in the face. The disabled son and his father, who was also severely assaulted, were attacked in their Heuweloord home around 13:15 on Friday by three armed men.
CPF sector 3 chair Hannes de Buisson, said that the three men overpowered the two victims. De Buisson said that one of the suspects was armed with a 9mm firearm.
It is unclear at this stage if anything was stolen from the house. A neighbour said he heard screams for help. According to him, one of the victims was screaming: “My son has been shot, help.”
Police were notified and arrived on the scene shortly after.The neighbour said the suspects fled on foot and were last seen wearing blue overalls.
Meanwhile in a separate incident in Rooihuiskraal, three armed men also are being sought by police after an attempted robbery earlier on Friday.
De Buisson said that the suspects fled in a blue Honda Ballade. The police were not immediately available for comment.
NOT VERIFIED BY AUTHORITIES - POSTING ON FACEBOOK BY 'Angel children updates" Susan Andrews writes 13h40 May102013 "Today I ask you to pray with me for my friend Connie van der Merwe, whose child was shot in the face a few minutes ago during a robbery at their home (Centurion). Her husband was assaulted and kicked in the stomach. Both are in Unitas Hospital. Pray that they will be OK and that the Lord will help them through this." - Afrikaans:
"Vandag smeek ek almal om saam met my te bid my vriendin Connie van der Merwe se kind is 'n paar minute gelede in die gesig geskiet tydens 'n rooftog by hulle huis (Centurion). Haar man is aangerand en in die maag geskop, beide is in die Unitas Hospitaal. Bid asb dat hulle "ok" sal wees en dat ons Vader hulle hierdeur sal help.http://www.facebook.com/groups/35645469878/?ref=ts&fref=ts