Shooting spree in Kagiso leaves 6 dead and 3 wounded, wedding celebration nearby

Shooting spree in Kagiso leaves 6 dead and 3 wounded, wedding celebration nearby

  • A lone gunman entered a home in Kagiso and started shooting, killing six people
  • A further three people were injured in the attack, the gunman left the home and randomly shot at people
  • A wedding was being held nearby in the street when the violence unfolded on Saturday night

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KAGISO - Six people have been killed and a further three wounded in a shooting spree. A lone gunman entered a house in Kagiso and started shooting on Saturday night.

The homeowner and others were caught in the hail of bullets. When the shooter left he randomly shot at people in the street.

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The reason for the shooting has not been established and the lone gunman is still at large. Photo credit: @SAPoliceService
Source: Twitter

SABC News reported that near to where the violence was taking place, a wedding ceremony was being held.

Gauteng police spokesperson, Brigadier Brenda Muridili said that the reason for the shooting is not yet known but the police are investigating the charges of murder and attempted murder according to News24.

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The police are hunting for the shooter.

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The incident took place at around 8'oclock on Saturday evening. The youngest of the casualties was only 5 years old.

"No words": Actor Alec Baldwin shares grief after film accident kills director

Earlier, Briefly News reported that Actor Alec Baldwin has opened up about the now-infamous film tragedy which took the life of a film crew member. Baldwin reportedly misfired a prop gun while on the set of his latest film 'Rust', fatally injuring the Director of Photography Halyna Hutchins and wounding another.

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Taking to his Twitter account, Baldwin candidly expressed his heartbreak at the incident and said he is fully committed to working with police who'll be investigating:

"There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins... I'm fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred"

Source: Briefly.co.za

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