Shooting in S. Africa leaves three dead and five critically injured

Source: Xinhua| 2019-02-25 22:38:37|Editor: yan
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JOHANNESBURG, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) -- Three people have been shot dead and five others were critically injured in a shooting in Durban on Monday.

Two men and one woman were among the dead.

Kwazulu-Natal police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbhele told Xinhua that the person behind the shooting also died.

"We are at the scene collecting information and the place is cordoned off. The shooter is dead," Mbhele said.

The shooting occurred in a block of apartments in Victoria Embarkment.

The cause of the shooting is yet to be determined. Durban Metro police Parboo Sewpersad told Xinhua that an off-duty Metro constable was among the killed during the shooting.

Sewpersad refused to confirm if the Metro constable was responsible for the shooting.

This marked a second shooting that happened in Durban after three people were shot dead outside the high court in November last year.