Man kills girlfriend, self

2011-11-12 14:47

A man shot dead his girlfriend before turning the gun on himself at a church in Taung, North West cops said today.

“According to information received, the deceased were attending their normal Friday youth practice when the argument began,” Captain Amanda Funani said.

Members of the congregation heard three shots, rushed outside, and found the bodies behind toilets, she said.

The woman (21) had two gunshot wounds to the head. A gun found next to the bodies belonged to the 26-year-old man’s father. It appeared he had used a crowbar to open his father’s gun safe.

“No case of negligence was registered. Police have registered a murder case and inquest dockets,” Funani said.

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