Six dead and four injured when the shooter opened fire near the wedding reception

Police said a lone armed man wreaked havoc on Saturday when he accidentally opened fire on a busy street in Kagiso where a wedding was being held.


The shooter killed six people and injured four others on his way to destruction.

Police spokesman Brigadier Brenda Muridili said police in Gauteng can now confirm an exchange of fire that killed six people, four men and two women in Kagiso, West Rand District.

She said three men and one woman were injured.

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“It is reported that a lone armed man broke into a house and shot the owner and his girlfriend and a neighbor.

“On the way out, the suspect is said to have continued to shoot arbitrarily. The street was busy as a wedding party was taking place nearby. ”The customer review has been automatically translated from German.

Muridili said two other people were pronounced dead at the scene and two were hospitalized with gunshot wounds.

“The police will report a case of murder and attempted murder.”

Meanwhile, in an unrelated incident, police arrested two men for possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.

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Police spokesman Colonel Dimakatso Sello said the Ekurhuleni Township Police Department was patrolling Zone 4 when they discovered a suspicious-looking vehicle with two occupants.

“They stopped immediately and searched the vehicle and the two occupants. A 9 mm pistol with a serial number was found that was loaded with live cartridges. “

He said the duo, aged 27 and 32, were arrested for possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.

“The firearm will be subjected to a ballistic examination to determine whether or not it has been used in other crimes.”

The suspects are expected to appear in the Palmridge court soon.

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