Three die after Durban divorce court shooting
The KZN officer charged with two counts of murder after his wife and brother-in-law were shot dead inside a divorce court, has also died, police have confirmed, according to a News24 report. Police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele confirmed the officer succumbed to his injuries after being admitted to hospital when he turned the gun on himself following the shootings.
The incident took place in the Durban Magistrate's Court yesterday. ‘There was a divorce matter between the deceased and the suspect. At 11:00, the court adjourned and just before it started again at about 11:30, that's when the suspect allegedly fired shots towards his ex-wife and her brother,’ Mbele said.
‘The matter had stood down because the husband was not happy with the terms of the divorce settlement,’ an unnamed source reportedly told News24.
‘The magistrate told him (the accused) to get hold of his attorney. He then walked back into court and fired seven, maybe eight shots. One of them was when he shot himself in the head.’
The couple has two children, aged two and 11. The wife and brother-in-law are between the ages of 26 and 35. They both died at the scene.
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