Child sees murder, suicide attempt

2007-11-18 00:00

Derrick Msomi (31) was injured with a gunshot wound to the head, and police believe that the two were involved in a domestic dispute.

Neighbours contacted police after hearing shots, and it is believed that Msomi turned the gun on himself after killing Chikwane. He was taken to hospital and is in a critical condition.

The couple's six-year-old son is being counselled after police discovered that he was in the house during the incident.

A man was found dead in the yard of a house in Imbali Unit 14 yesterday morning.

Sithembiso Sithole (25) was last seen entering the house with two men on Saturday night.

In another incident, the body of an unidentified man aged about 45 was retrieved from the Willowfountain Quarry dam yesterday morning.

Police spokeswoman Inspector Joey Jeevan said the man had bruises on his body and it is believed he was assaulted before being thrown into the water. She said the man is of medium build and was wearing red trousers.

The police urge anyone who can assist them with information to contact Plessislaer detectives on 033 398 9752, or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

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