A six year old boy is currently battling with his life after he was hit by a straw bullet during a shout-out between the security guards and Armed Robbers at Centurion mall during a robbery attack.

According to ER spokesperson Werner Vermaak, The emergency service was among the first responders at the scene where it happened and found the boy at the back of a car;

“Paramedics found that he had sustained a gunshot wound to his right shoulder. The boy was treated on the scene and rushed to a nearby hospital by ER24 for further care‚” Vermaak said.

“By the time paramedics left the scene‚ police were not yet in attendance. The exact cause of the incident is not yet known‚” He said.