Cape Town – Police in Bela Bela are investigating after a 38-year-old man allegedly shot and killed his ex-girlfriend and her daughter before turning the gun to himself in Bela Bela, Limpopo on Saturday.
Police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said in a statement that police were notified about the incident, and upon arrival with the emergency services, the three victims were all certified dead at the scene.
“The suspect allegedly went to the victim’s house at about 12:00, and apparently without saying anything fired some shots at the woman aged 34 and her daughter aged 11 before killing himself. They all died instantly,” Mojapelo said.
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He said that preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect had stolen the firearm from his friend.
“We are saddened by this tragic incident because innocent lives continue to be lost at the hands of men who seem to be inclined to committing acts of Gender Based Violence at any moment the relationship collapses.
“People experiencing relationship challenges are urged to seek assistance and desist from resorting to extreme violence,” said Lieutenant General Hadebe.
Police opened cases of double murder, inquest, theft of firearm and possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition.
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