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Three killed in Brakpan shootout


Several others were injured this morning following the shooting incident.

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Three men were killed and several others were injured this morning following a shooting incident at the Wenden and High Street intersection in Brakpan.

ER24 spokesperson, Russel Meiring, said that ER24 paramedics, along with other services, arrived on the scene to find the local authorities already in attendance.

“Upon closer inspection, paramedics found that three men had sustained fatal gunshot wounds. Nothing could be done for them and they were declared dead.

“Several other patients were attended to on the scene. Assessments showed had the men had sustained moderate injuries, some requiring pain-relief medication,” Meiring said.

He added that the patients were treated by various services and provided with pain-relief medication before they were transported, under the supervision of authorities, to nearby hospitals.

“The exact cause surrounding this incident are not yet known but local authorities will be investigating further,” he said.