Two patients at New Somerset Hospital in Cape Town were shot dead and a police officer seriously injured on Saturday night when a 40-year-old man seized the police officer’s firearm and fired multiple shots.
” Reports from the scene suggest so pointed out that Sea Point Police had taken a 35-year-old suspect to Somerset Hospital for medical treatment when a man at the station seized a police officer’s firearm and shot him in the head,” police spokeswoman Brig Novela Potelwa said in a Explanation.
“The man then shot and killed two patients who were near him. Both died at the scene, the 32-year-old police officer was seriously injured. SAPS officers at the scene then disarmed the suspect and arrested him.”
The identities of the victims of the shooting incident have yet to be determined.
“As this is a developing story, more Details are being finalized.”
Western Cape Prime Minister Alan Winde said he was shocked and deeply saddened by the loss of the two patients.
“While the motive and exact circumstances are still under investigation, during my visit to the scene tonight, I was informed that another individual took a firearm from a police officer, shot and seriously injured the officer, and then fired fatal shots at the.” both patients nearby.
“My deepest condolences to the families of the victims of this senseless act. My thoughts and heart are also with the wounded officer and his family, who I desperately hope pull through.”
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