File: The pupil sustained multiple stab wounds to his upper body.
RICHARDS BAY - A KwaZulu-Natal father and his son were shot dead during a home invasion in Arboretum in the early hours of Tuesday.
Police spokesman Thembeka Mbele said the 46-year-old father and his 17-year-old son were killed, while mother was wounded in the thigh.
Responding to screams from the house, a neighbour attempted to help the family and was shot in the chest. The 61-year-old man was later declared dead when police arrived on the scene.
Two children fled the scene unharmed.
Mbete said the suspects left with a handbag, cellphone and some jewellery.
Police are investigating a case of murder and attempted murder.