In the midst of daylight, a teenager from Wentworth was fatally shot while walking to school for holiday classes on Tuesday morning.
The victim, a 17-year-old student enrolled at Wentworth Secondary, was making his way to Fairvale Secondary along Richard Winn Road when the tragic incident occurred.
Based on an incident report, the teenager was approached by an assailant who proceeded to shoot him multiple times.
Witnesses claim to have observed the suspect fleeing through a pathway on Rooks Road in Wentworth.
The crime scene was discovered to contain several spent cartridges from a 9mm firearm.
Disturbingly, photographs of the deceased lying on the pavement have circulated widely on social media platforms.
Further information regarding the incident is being sought from the police.