Six dead and four injured as gunman opens fire near wedding celebration

Police stated a lone gunman brought about mayhem on Saturday as he randomly opened fire in a busy road in Kagiso the place a wedding was being celebrated.


The gunman killed six folks and injured four others in his path of destruction.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Brenda Muridili stated the police in Gauteng can, at this stage can verify a capturing incident that left six folks dead, four males and two girls in Kagiso, West Rand District.

She stated three males and one girl have been injured.

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“It is reported {that a} lone gunman entered a home and shot the proprietor and his girlfriend as nicely as a neighbour.

“On the suspect’s way out, he is alleged to have continued to shoot randomly. The street was busy as there was a wedding celebration nearby.”

Muridili stated two extra folks have been licensed dead on the scene, and two have been rushed to the hospital with gunshot wounds.

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

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

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Police spokesperson Colonel Dimakatso Sello stated the Ekurhuleni Municipality Police Department was conducting patrols in Zone 4 once they noticed a suspicious-looking automobile with two occupants inside.

“They immediately stopped and searched the vehicle and the two occupants. A 9mm pistol with a filed-off serial number was found loaded with live rounds.”

He stated the duo aged 27 and 32 years have been arrested for possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

“The firearm will be subjected to a ballistic examination to determine whether or not it was used in the commission of any other crimes.”

The suspects are anticipated to seem in Palmridge court docket quickly.

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