A person on Saturday wrested a gun from a policeman, went on a rampage and shot useless two sufferers inside a South African hospital, police stated.
He additionally critically wounded the police officer from whom he seized the firearm in Cape Town.
The “patients were shot dead and a police official was seriously injured on Saturday evening inside a local hospital when a 40-year-old man took the firearm of a police official and fired several shots,” police spokesman brigadier Novela Potelwa stated in a press release.
Police had taken a suspect needing medical consideration to Somerset Hospital, close to the V&A Waterfront, a preferred spot for each native and worldwide vacationers.
The man grabbed the policeman’s firearm, shot him within the head after which gunned down “two patients who were in his proximity” earlier than different cops disarmed him.
South Africa has one of many world’s highest homicide charges for a rustic not at conflict.
Last 12 months Cape Town’s homicide charge was by far the very best within the nation, at 64 killings per 100,000 folks, in comparison with Johannesburg’s charge of 37. New York’s was 5.5.
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