Connect with us


Security officer attempts suicide after killing his ex-girlfriend and her current boyfriend



A security officer in South Africa has reportedly killed his ex lover and her current boyfriend, alongside her toddler.

The suspect was also alleged to have attempted suicide after he shot dead the three people.

Security officer kills his ex-girlfriend and her current boyfriend, attempts suicide

Security officer kills his ex-girlfriend and her current boyfriend, attempts suicide

Neigbours gather

The incident took place in the Nhlalakahle Informal Settlement in the early hours of Saturday morning, September 9, 2023.

Provincial police spokesperson, Colonel Robert Netshiunda said the officer from a private security company allegedly went to his ex-girlfriend’s residence.

“An argument reportedly erupted and the suspect allegedly shot the woman, her current boyfriend and two children,” Netshiunda said.

“The ex-girlfriend, 27, her boyfriend and one child,3, were certified dead at the scene,”

Netshiunda said the other child,2, was rushed to hospital for treatment.

He said the suspect was later found on Bishopstowe Road after he allegedly shot himself in an apparent attempted suicide.

“He was also taken to hospital where he is receiving medical attention under police guard. A firearm was found next to him.”

Police are investigating three counts of murder and an attempted murder.

ALS Paramedics spokesperson, Garrith Jamieson said their officers received numerous reports of a shooting incident in Northdale.

He said on arrival paramedics were met with total devastation. Multiple casualties had been shot. The crime scene was split in two.

“In the first scene paramedics found a 27-year-old female, a three-year-old girl had sustained fatal gunshot wounds. The two-year-old boy sustained a gunshot wound to his chest and was rushed to hospital in a critical condition.”

“In the other incident a few kilometres away, which appears to be linked, a male was found with a gunshot wound to his head and was taken to hospital in a critical condition,” Jamieson concluded. 

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x