Mihalik's son has bullet in jaw as second suspect is arrested

Police at the scene of the shooting of Advocate Pete Mihalik outside Reddam House Atlantic Seaboard in Green Point, Cape Town on 30 October 2018.
Police at the scene of the shooting of Advocate Pete Mihalik outside Reddam House Atlantic Seaboard in Green Point, Cape Town on 30 October 2018.
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A second man is being questioned about Tuesday’s murder of Cape Town advocate Pete Mihalik.

Meanwhile‚ the advocate’s eight-year-old son has a bullet lodged in his jaw‚ TimesLIVE learned on Wednesday.

Mihalik‚ 50‚ was killed in a hit as he dropped his son and teenage daughter at school in Green Point on Tuesday morning.

Police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said the two men being questioned by officers in the police anti-gang unit had been arrested separately after the shooting.

“Both are not charged at this stage‚ and the investigation is ongoing‚” she said.

One of the killers walked up to Mihalik’s Mercedes-Benz outside Reddam House Atlantic Seaboard at 7.35am and fired two shots through the driver’s door window.

The gunman fled the scene in a silver VW Polo driven by an accomplice.

One of the bullets injured the advocate’s son‚ Daniel‚ who underwent surgery.

A source close to the family‚ who did not want to be named‚ said Daniel was doing “okay” on Wednesday in a Cape Town private hospital‚ but still had a bullet lodged in his jaw.

The lawyer’s father‚ Janos‚ said the lawyer’s sister was on her way to Cape Town to look after the children‚ whose mother committed suicide several years ago.

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