Dec 5, 2022

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Son ‘shot dead’, father ‘beaten with brick’ during family fight

A father who allegedly fatally shot his son has been arrested at the hospital, where he was being treated after he was allegedly hit with a brick by his older son when he learned what his father had done.

Eastern Cape Police spokeswoman Col Priscilla Naidu said the 64-year-old man from KwaNobuhle will appear in Kariega Magistrates Court Monday for the murder of his 35-year-old son on Saturday.

The couple had supposedly a fight. After that, the father went to his bedroom and returned with his licensed firearm and shot his son twice in the chest and left arm.

“The victim ran into the street and collapsed. He was taken to the hospital by a resident but succumbed to his injuries there,” Naidu said.

“The suspect was arrested at the hospital while he was also being treated. His second son, 39, attacked him with a brick after hearing about the shooting.”

A murder is under investigation.

The 9mm gun was used by the Police seized.

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