Top Cape Town lawyer shot dead

CAPE TOWN - A criminal attorney has been shot dead outside Reddam School on the Atlantic Seaboard.

Pete Mihalik was killed while dropping off his children.

He has represented several people linked to the underworld as well as high-profile criminals.

Police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said police are combing the scene for clues.

She said the lawyer's 8-year-old son was wounded and admitted to hospital for treatment.

"The circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated."

Mihalik represented murder-accused Jason Rohde.

Rohde is accused of killing his wife Susan.

Mihalik also represented David Forbes who is accused of killing Toufiq Joseph.