Man Charged For Murder And Attempted Murder
Man Charged For Murder And Attempted Murder: A case of two counts of murder and attempted murder was opened at the Putfontein Police Station. A man allegedly shot and killed his wife (35) and son (9), before injuring his 18-month-old daughter in Mogoba. The man reportedly also tried to shoot his 13-year-old son who managed to escape from the house and injured his 18-month-old daughter who is in a critical condition at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital. “After witnessing his father shooting his mother, the son rushed outside to call for help,” said Benoni Central Cluster spokesperson Capt Nomsa Sekele. Sekele said the father allegedly ran after the son and tried to shoot him, but the son managed to escape.
Sekele also added that the man later allegedly tried to shoot himself but did not succeed. According to Sekele, the firearm used in the murders is a licensed firearm belonging to the suspect. The motive for the killing is unknown and the police are investigating.