Limpopo man shoots girlfriend, self

2013-07-13 22:01

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Johannesburg - A man allegedly shot dead his girlfriend and turned the gun on himself in the Tshware village in Mankweng on Saturday, Limpopo police said.

Constable Moses Molepo said the 29-year-old woman was visiting the 36-year-old man at his house when they started arguing.

"The pair had heated arguments and the boyfriend allegedly pulled an unlicensed firearm and shot her once on the head and he also shot himself," he said.

"The man was declared dead at the scene, while the woman died on arrival at Mankweng Hospital."

Molepo said they will not be identified until their family was notified.

He said police opened a case of murder and an inquest.

"Members of the community are urged to seek professional assistance when they encounter challenges in their relationships," he said.

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