Hostage-taker shot dead

2012-07-13 13:56

Special task force police shot dead a hostage-taker at a property in Evaton, Johannesburg, early this afternoon.

The man was holding his girlfriend hostage in a car in a yard.

Three shots were fired and moments later the woman was led away from the vehicle by members of the team, Eyewitness News reported.

The situation began at 8am when the man got into an argument with his girlfriend.

He then took out a gun and shot his girlfriend’s relative in the foot.

The relative was taken to hospital.

Hundreds of people gathered at the scene cheered as police led the woman away.

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