Cape Town airport still operational after shooting

2014-05-28 20:38


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Johannesburg – Operations at Cape Town International Airport have been unaffected by the shooting on Wednesday, according to a tweet from airport officials.

Four people were shot, one fatally, at Cape Town International Airport, Western Cape police said.

"I can confirm that one person was shot fatally and three were wounded and taken to hospital," police spokesperson Frederick van Wyk.

"That is the preliminary information. I am on my way to the airport," Van Wyk said.

On its official Twitter account the airport said it could confirm "an incident at an eatery which led to a fatality".

"The area has been cordoned off and declared a crime scene," it said on Twitter.

"This is a tragic event and our condolences go out to the friends and family.

"As it happened in a smaller section of the airport, other airport operations have not been affected."

More details were not immediately available.

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