A Johannesburg husband was fatally shot in the chest several times when two men – one of them armed – broke into his family’s home in a residential complex in Randpark Ridge on Sunday.
The man’s wife was shot in the leg and is in critical condition in the hospital.
According to a local security agency, the family of five was attacked in a home invasion. Community Support Services (CSS) released a detailed report of the incident Monday afternoon.
According to CSS, two family members were young children. They claim the attackers broke into the house and handcuffed a family member who was in the lower part of the house.
“At this point, a scuffle broke out and five shots were fired by the attackers who beat the father and mother, “the company said.
CSS said this was an isolated incident and there was” critical information that cannot be disclosed and is indicative of the ongoing investigation. “
According to a former resident of the complex, the gated community had been robbed at gunpoint in the past and the resident refused to be named for fear of retaliation.
The former resident said That the complex could be seen as an easy target as there was “no security” at the remote access gate and it was also easy to escape routes as it was bordered on one side by a freeway and on the other by a field rde.
A phone call to esta te on Monday afternoon revealed that police and investigators at the scene were combed through evidence at the scene.