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Johannesburg shooting: Fourteen killed and three fight for life after gunmen open fire in Soweto bar


No less than 14 folks have been killed in a mass capturing in a bar in Johannesburg’s Soweto township.

Police say they’re investigating experiences {that a} group of males arrived in a taxi and opened hearth on these contained in the bar.

Three folks had been critically injured and are being handled in Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital alongside one other sufferer with much less critical accidents.

The variety of cartridges discovered on the scene signifies a bunch of individuals had been firing weapons, Gauteng province police commissioner Elias Mawela mentioned.

He added: “The first investigation means that these folks had been having fun with themselves right here, in a licensed tavern working inside the fitting hours.

“Swiftly they heard some gunshots, that is when folks tried to expire of the tavern. We do not have the complete particulars in the intervening time of what’s the motive, and why they had been focusing on these folks.

No less than 14 folks have been killed in a mass capturing in a bar in Johannesburg’s Soweto township

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“You’ll be able to see {that a} excessive caliber firearm was used and it was capturing randomly. You’ll be able to see that each a type of folks had been struggling to get out of the tavern.”

The capturing within the Soweto bar comes two weeks after 21 youngsters had been discovered useless in a tavern within the metropolis of East London.

The reason for these deaths has not but been introduced by authorities, however the teenagers weren’t shot nor crushed in a stampede, in line with officers.

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