KZN cop shot dead by colleagues

2014-12-19 17:17

A police officer has been shot dead by his colleagues in Melmoth, KwaZulu-Natal.

The 27-year-old was killed after he tried to shoot at colleagues in the police station where he worked, Major Thulani Zwane said today.

Earlier, the man shot and killed a four-year-old boy and injured two girls.

The Citizen reported the shooting happened at the home of the policeman's girlfriend.

It was unclear if she was home at the time.

"The motive of the shooting is unknown at this stage," said Zwane.

A murder and two attempted murder dockets had been opened.

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