Tuks student wounded in campus shooting

2012-04-11 22:46

Pretoria - A female student at the University of Pretoria was wounded in a shooting incident on the Hatfield campus on Wednesday.

TUKS FM, the university's radio station, posted on Twitter that it had happened during a graduation ceremony. People on the scene reportedly saw the woman sit down and cover herself with her graduation gown before the gunshot was heard.

It added though that according to campus security director Colin Fouche, the shooting appeared to be accidental.

A spokesperson for Tuks, Sanku Tsunke, also said it seemed to have been an accident, adding that it had happened near the student centre.

Tsunke said the gun, which was in the woman's possession, accidentally discharged, wounding her in the stomach.

"It was accidental, it was not the result of crime-related activity."

The matter was being investigated by Brooklyn police.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks said the woman, in her mid 20s, was seriously injured.

She was stabilised at the scene and taken to a nearby hospital.

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