Cop shoots wife twice in each thigh

2011-12-15 14:42

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Johannesburg - A Sannieshof police officer shot his wife while their 8-year-old daughter was in the house, then turned the gun on himself in the early hours of Thursday morning, North West police said.

"A 38-year-old constable allegedly shot his wife twice in each thigh after an argument, using his service pistol," Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said in a statement.

"I am not sure where the daughter was, but she could have witnessed her father shooting her mother."

The 36-year-old woman fled through the bedroom window with the child to look for help.

"A shot was heard and the constable was found with a single bullet wound to the head," Ngubane said.

The man was certified dead on the scene and his wife was admitted to hospital for medical treatment.

An inquest and attempted murder docket were opened.

- SAPA

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