10 Family Members Killed In South Africa Shooting

Police in South Africa say ten members of the same family have been shot dead when their home near the city of Pietermaritzburg was ambushed early on Friday morning.

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Police in South Africa say ten members of the same family have been shot dead when their home near the city of Pietermaritzburg was ambushed early on Friday morning.

Police Minister Bheki Cele said the motive for the shooting was unclear but that two suspects had been arrested, one shot dead, the other still at large.

Addressing reporters at the scene of the shooting in the township of Imbali in eastern KwaZulu-Natal province, Cele said the Police was first alerted to the shooting after neighbours heard gunshots.

According to local media, the gunmen managed to gain entry to the property after posing as police officers.

Cele confirmed they had located the suspects at the house of a traditional healer – where they had sought refuge. Police said one of the suspects – the man who was shot dead – had been on their wanted list for a long time.

It’s the second mass shooting in KwaZulu-Natal province this week after four people were shot and killed on Thursday at another home north of the port city of Durban.

In January, eight people were shot dead at a birthday party in Gqeberha city in Eastern Cape Province. It followed a string of gun attacks in bars last year, with at least 15 killed in one shooting alone.

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