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South Africa: 14 people killed in bar shooting in Soweto township, says police

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: On Sunday, The police said that At least 14 people were killed and three others are in critical condition in bar shooting in Johannesburg’s Soweto township. The bar was in the Orlando district of Soweto, Johannesburg’s largest township, southeast of the capital.

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The three, who was critically injured and one other person wounded have been taken to Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. “We were called in the early hours of the morning, around 12:30 am (2230 GMT),” said police lieutenant Elias Mawela after the shooting overnight Saturday and Sunday. He further said “When we arrived on the scene, 12 people were confirmed dead.” Mawela also said 11 others were taken to hospital with wounds but two later died, raising the toll to 14.

Gauteng province police commissioner Lt. Gen. Elias Mawela said that The number of cartridges found on the scene indicated it was a group of people who shot at the patrons. He further said, “The primary investigation suggests that these people were enjoying themselves here, in a licensed tavern operating within the right hours.”

Gauteng province police commissioner Lt. Gen. Elias Mawela said told media that “All of a sudden they heard some gunshots, that is when people tried to run out of the tavern. We don’t have the full details at the moment of what is the motive, and why they were targeting these people.”“You can see that a high caliber firearm was used and it was shooting randomly. You can see that every one of those people were struggling to get out of the tavern,” he added.

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