A seven year-old child in Soweto has been shot dead following a shooting that took place in Phiri extension

The incident happened around 2 am in the morning had a group of four men heavily armed and reportedly started shooting on the residents of Phiri.

A woman revealing how her life was spared said she was struck with a gun but her son defended her.

Three people have been rushed to the hospital while the police beefs up investigation on the shooting.