- A police officer has killed himself after shooting his wife dead and wounding her suspected lover
- The 39-year-old fled the scene after killing his wife and shooting a 24-year-old man, when confronted by the police he turned his weapon on himself
- The police officers 34-year-old wife was declared dead at the scene and the injured man was taken to the hospital
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SPRINGBOK - A police officer has killed himself after shooting his wife dead and injuring another person who authorities believe was the wife's lover.
The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPD) has opened an investigation into the incident that took place in Springbok in the Northern Cape.
Grace Langa, the police spokesperson, explained that the shooting took place in the early hours of Saturday morning.
It is alleged that the 39-year-old officer killed his wife and injured her suspected lover then fled the scene.
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When police confronted him he turned his weapon on himself. The 32-year-old wife was declared dead at the scene and the 24-year-old man, the alleged lover, was injured and taken to the hospital.
On-duty cop shoots girlfriend 9 times before turning the gun on himself
Earlier, Briefly News reported that a police officer in the Free State province allegedly fired nine fatal rounds at his girlfriend before shooting and killing himself.
It is believed that the cop used his service weapon to carry out the vicious murder. The incident is said to have taken place on Wednesday afternoon, 1 December.
The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) has taken lead on the investigation of the murder and apparent suicide.
Man sets himself on fire, witnesses say they waited 45min for police to arrive
On duty police officer shoots girlfriend 9 times before turning the gun on himself in the Free State
In similar news, police are investigating a possible suicide after a Gauteng man burnt to death on Saturday. The man was found in his car after it had been set alight near Beyers Naude Drive in Muldersdrift.
According to the law enforcement agency Make SA Safe, the man set himself alight and was burned beyond recognition.
Heading online to share the incident, @Abramjee says community members waited at least 45 minutes for emergency services to respond to the accident scene.
Source: Briefly News