13-year-old boy shoots and kills himself at Stellenbosch home

A 13-year-old boy from Stellenbosch apparently shot and killed himself at his family’s home on Tuesday morning. 

Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana of the Western Cape SAPS said in a statement that the boy was found with a gunshot wound to the head and declared dead on the scene. 

Netwerk24 reported that the boy apparently shot himself after his mother left to drop his sister at school. According to the report, police identified the boy as Michal Roux, a Grade 7 pupil at Laerskool Stellenbosch. 

The school would not comment to News24, but confirmed the death of a pupil. 

Rwexana said that the Stellenbosch police had opened an inquest case for investigation.

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