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Cop kills self, shoots 4 others

2012-10-22 14:34

Johannesburg - A Western Cape policeman shot himself after shooting four other people in Da Gamaskop, Mossel Bay, police said on Monday.

Sergeant Annesh Bootram, 36, reported for duty at Kwanonqaba police station at 18:00 on Sunday.

Shortly after he went to Constable Evelyn Peinaar's flat where the argument ensued, Captain Malcolm Pojie said.

Pojie said Pienaar was shot and wounded together with her 6-year-old daughter, her mother and the visiting friend.

He said Bootram shot himself in the head as he was leaving the flat. He died at the scene.

Pienaar and wounded victims were taken to Bay View Hospital for treatment.

"It is believed that the child as well as the other two females are in a stable condition," Pojie said.

Pienaar was in a critical condition as she sustained several bullet wounds to her upper body and legs.

Police were investigating an inquest docket and four charges of attempted murder.

Comments
  • andile.memela.92 - 2012-10-22 14:44

    that's good SA police can't shoot straight, this could have a huge tragedy.

  • sanchez.sancho.7 - 2012-10-22 14:44

    He should have killed himself first

      janice.mcmaster.92 - 2012-10-22 14:53

      And shot them afterwards????

      JAbu.R15 - 2012-10-22 15:16

      thought that's what the headline says: Cop kills self, shoots 4 others

      alf.pop - 2012-10-22 20:32

      According to the headline he did kill himself and then shot four! Another first for South Africa!

  • Andrea - 2012-10-22 14:49

    We are certainly getting closer to that time of year, suicides happen more often before the festive season. Who knows exactly what the motivation was here? Clearly the officer was disturbed, whether emotionally or psychologically, or both. I trust the 4 victims will make a full recovery. Condolences to the family of the SAPS member.

  • gift.mushi.9 - 2012-10-22 14:58

    Maybe whoever try to commit suicide beleive that we are following him / her on the 21st of December. My thoughts

      troy.leman.3 - 2012-10-22 15:08

      What's happening on 21st December? Please, do tell.

      andrez.kolesky - 2012-10-22 15:20

      http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/12/111220-end-of-world-2012-maya-calendar-explained-ancient-science/

      labole.sethokga - 2012-10-22 16:06

      nothing is happening on that its all a fabrication

  • troy.leman.3 - 2012-10-22 15:01

    My heart goes out to all the victims of this psycho, especially the innocent child.

  • Bob.Cee123 - 2012-10-22 15:18

    Cop shoots 4, kills self There, fixed it.

  • issa.kabudula - 2012-10-22 15:21

    Police were investigating an inquest docket and four charges of attempted murder. To the victims may U recover soon - the above statement, who will be arrested for the killer killed himself?

  • Mandla - 2012-10-22 15:22

    lucky u killed urself frst,i wll slap u even u death why shoot a child loooooser?

  • Sakhiwo - 2012-10-22 15:24

    Akho ngqondo same as those keeps killing each other in KZN.

  • gaeleen - 2012-10-22 15:27

    this is why there should be more counselling available for the police instead of making it a stigma thing they should be encouraged to go for counselling - how would you handle the things some of these guys see on a daily basis?

  • carolyn.dewrance - 2012-10-22 15:28

    Bad title for this story, how can a cop kill himself and then shoot 4 others.??????

  • kitneyi - 2012-10-22 15:46

    just sick... what did the 6 year old do to him... sicko

  • ro3lof - 2012-10-22 15:48

    @CarolynDewrance Exactly what I though. This is a very poor written heading for a news story. It's the kind of stuff they showed us at university while studying journalism.

  • francois.delange - 2012-10-22 16:05

    This is tragic, but the sentence construction doe not make sense.Cop kills self, shoots 4 others?????

      ray.molekoa.5 - 2012-10-22 16:28

      Ya news24, even a retard can do better , banna!

  • mahlekzabk.mahlalela - 2012-10-22 17:14

    Guys stop this thing. There is life after disappointment

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