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#DurbanCourt shooter to be charged for double murder

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The shooter, who has been identified as a police officer, is believed to have shot his estranged wife and her brother inside the regional court.

Two people were killed and a third wounded following a shooting in Durban on Monday. Picture: Karen Singh

Durban – A police officer is facing two counts of murder after he shot his estranged wife and her brother inside the O Regional Court on Monday.

The man allegedly entered the courtroom after showing guards his identification guard. This, investigators believe, is how he managed to enter the courtroom with his state-issued firearm.

Police spokesperson, Colonel Thembeka Mbele, said at 11am the court adjourned.

“Just before court was about to start, the man fired shots. Two people died at the scene. The suspect turned the gun on himself. He did not die and was rushed to hospital for medical attention,” Mbele said.

KZN SAPS spokesperson, Colonel Thembeka Mbele, speaking to media outside the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Monday. Video: Karen Singh

Mbele, said police officials attended to the scene but she could not divulge further information as the investigation was still at a sensitive stage.

She confirmed that the policeman will be charged with two counts of murder.

KZN SAPS spokesperson, Colonel Thembeka Mbele, speaking to media outside the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Monday. Video: Karen Singh

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