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Mother and daughter shot dead by unknown gunmen in Ngqeleni

Sep 30, 2017
Mother and daughter shot dead by unknown gunmen in Ngqeleni

Investigations are underway after a 61-year-old woman and her 28-year-old daughter were shot and killed by unknown gunmen at Mchonco locality in Ngqeleni on Friday night, at about 20:30.

"It is alleged that the deceased daughter and her twin brother were watching tv at their home when they heard gun shots," described police spokesperson, Capt Dineo Koena.

"The deceased daughter went to her mother's room to see if she was safe and she was shot at.

"It is further alleged that the two gunmen after shooting through the deceased mother's window, kicked the door open, instructed her son to hide and went to his mother's room and fled the scene afterwards."

Capt Koena said that both deceased sustained injuries on their upper bodies.

"Five empty cartridges of a pistol were collected from the scene.

"Cases of murder were registered at Ngqeleni Police Station," she added.

"We urge anyone with information to come forward and the information will be treated as confidential."