14 Killed in Mass Shooting At A Bar in South Africa

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Published: July 10,2022 02:45 PM
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Fourteen people were killed and three people were critically injured during a mass shooting at a bar in Johannesburg's Soweto Township in South Africa on Saturday night

July 10, 2022: Fourteen people were killed and three people were critically injured during a mass shooting at a bar in Johannesburg's Soweto Township in South Africa on Saturday night.



Police informed that a group of men have arrived in a minibus and opened fire on some of the patrons at the bar late Saturday night.



Later, the critically injured persons were taken to Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital for treatment.



The number of cartridges found on the scene indicated it was a group of people who shot at the patrons, said Gauteng province police commissioner Lt. Gen. Elias Mawela.



"The primary investigation suggests that these people were enjoying themselves here, in a licensed tavern operating within the right hours,'' Mawela added.



"All of a sudden they heard some gunshots, that is when people tried to run out of the tavern. We don't have the full details at the moment of what is the motive, and why they were targeting these people,'' he said.