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Three killed as gunmen storm home in Eastern Cape

A three-year-old child was injured during the shooting. Stock photo.
A three-year-old child was injured during the shooting. Stock photo.
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An intensive search is under way for suspects who stormed into a home and opened fire on a family, killing three people and leaving three others critically injured at Engcobo in the Eastern Cape.

Two attackers entered the home at Ekuphumleni location on Thursday evening and started shooting, fatally wounding three people, aged 22 to 27, one of them a neighbour sitting outside.

“Another two family members and a three-year-old boy were rushed to a nearby hospital for serious injuries sustained during the shooting. They are alleged to be in a critical condition,” said police spokesperson Brig Tembinkosi Kinana.

“The motive for the shooting is not known. Police have opened three cases of murder and three of attempted murder for investigation. No arrest has been made yet.”

Provincial police commissioner Lt-Gen Liziwe Ntshinga called on investigators to trace, track and find the culprits without delay.


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