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Philippi teen ‘accidentally’ shoots himself to death

Eyewitness News logo Eyewitness News 2018-11-08 Ayanda Felem

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CAPE TOWN - A 14-year-old boy has died after shooting himself at a family member's home in Browns Farm, Philippi.

It's believed the shot was fired by accident while the boy was playing with the gun on Wednesday afternoon.

The licensed owner of the firearm will be charged for failing to safeguard a firearm.

The police's Frederick van Wyk says: “The death of a 14-year-old boy is under police investigation after he allegedly shot himself.”

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