[gauteng] - Cop under investigation after son, 13, kills himself with service pistol

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The Grade 7 learner, 13, was found dead with a bullet wound in the forehead in his home in Heidedal, Bloemfontein, on Tuesday.

Free State police spokesperson Colonel Thandi Mbambo said a case was being investigated following the discovery of the body of the boy with a gunshot wound.

“The firearm, believed to be his father’s service pistol, was found at the scene. No foul play is suspected and circumstances pertaining to the possible use of the father's firearm will be investigated internally,” Mbambo said.

A relative said the family were still in the dark regarding investigations into the matter.

The man asked for some time for the family to deal with their loss, saying they would speak to The Star regarding the incident after the burial....

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