Mother and daughter 'shot dead' in quarrel with boyfriend

Police and paramedics at the scene of a fatal shooting in Tongaat, KwaZulu-Natal.
Police and paramedics at the scene of a fatal shooting in Tongaat, KwaZulu-Natal.
Image: IPSS Medical Rescue

A man allegedly drew a firearm and shot dead his girlfriend and her mother after the trio became embroiled in a domestic dispute in Tongaat‚ north of Durban‚ early on Sunday.

IPSS Medical Rescue said that paramedics responded to a house in the Fairbreeze area following calls for assistance.

“Upon arrival it was established that a mother and her daughter had both sustained fatal injuries from gunshot wounds‚” IPSS said in a statement.

“It is alleged that the daughter’s boyfriend had arrived at the house‚ when an argument ensued.

“It is further alleged that the boyfriend drew a firearm and shot his girlfriend as well as her mother‚ before fleeing the scene.

“South African police services are currently in attendance and will investigate the incident.”

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