Soldier on the run after shooting spree
Matthew Savides | 2017-01-31 17:35:00.0
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A South African soldier is on the run after going on a shooting spree on Tuesday‚ killing two people and injuring two others‚ including a police officer‚ in Durban.
The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) confirmed that a member from the 8 South African Infantry Battalion (8 SAI)‚ based in Rustenburg‚ shot the three people with an R4 assault rifle.
“He allegedly fatally shot two civilians – his girlfriend and her female friend – and shot and wounded a third civilian‚ a woman. His fourth victim‚ a member of the South African Police Service (SAPS) who went to investigate the shooting incident‚ was allegedly shot and wounded by the SANDF member‚” the defence force said in a statement. He is still being sought by police. Military Police have also been called in.
“The SANDF will cooperate with the law enforcement agencies to ensure that the law takes its course. The SANDF will not tolerate‚ condone nor dismiss any type or form of ill-discipline committed by any of its members regardless of rank‚ status or position held no matter the circumstances and or situation under which the transgressions are committed‚” the statement said.