Shots fired at school prize-giving

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Johannesburg - A prize-giving ceremony at a Gauteng primary school turned into chaos when shots were fired during a fight between parents over a parking spot.

The argument apparently started after two mothers arrived with their young daughters at the Culembeeck Primary School in Witpoortjie west of Johannesburg, reported Times Live.

The mothers started arguing with another parent over the same parking spot and one of the women went to fetch a relative for help.

"When the man arrived, the argument escalated. It was crazy. People were screaming and shouting, children were crying," said a parent who didn’t want to be identified.

"The gunshots came from nowhere… the person just pulled out a gun and started going wild …. people were trying to hide, some parents were lying on top of their children. It was as though the world was ending."

The two mothers were shot in the feet and the man who was helping them had a bullet graze to the head. They were taken to hospital for treatment.

A police spokesperson confirmed the incident and said a suspect had been taken into custody.

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