Early on Sunday, a 7-year-old boy had been killed by his own father who later committed suicide using the same gun in Cape Town.
“It is alleged that a 69-year-old-father shot and fatally wounded his seven-year-old son and then committed suicide in their residence in Panorama,” police spokesperson Capt FC van Wyk stated. “An inquest and murder case docket was opened for investigation.”
Dylan Neethling, a Grade 1 pupil at the Panorama Primary School Welgelegen, loved playing rugby and riding horses. The school posted on its official Facebook page today:
“Today we are very sad to be saying goodbye to a beautiful boy. Your unexpected death is a huge loss for us. We thank the Lord for the great privilege to have had Dylan be part of the Panorama family. Rest in the arms of our Heavenly Father. Till we meet again.”