Seven residents shot in Rustenburg

2017-12-19 18:30
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Johannesburg - Seven people were shot and wounded after security guards fired rubber bullets at them during a protest at an estate in Rustenburg in the North West on Tuesday morning.

Paramedics responded to the shooting at around 03:00 on Tuesday.

Netcare911 spokesperson Tebogo Magoro said three men were shot in their lower legs, two men in their upper legs and one man in the buttocks. Magoro said a woman had also been shot more than once in her chest.

The seven injured people were stabilised and transported to hospital.

North West police spokesperson Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone said residents blocked the road and prevented buses from leaving to take workers to Rasimone Mine.

"We are not sure what exactly happened. The people with more information is the residents in the area," Mokgwabone said.

Mokgwabone denied claims that live ammunition was used.

He said police were investigating cases of public violence and attempted murder.

No arrests have been made.

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