One of the five people wounded in the Kagiso shooting spree – west of Johannesburg, has told SABC News that shootings in the area are a common occurrence.
Seven people were killed and five rushed to hospital after a lone gunman entered a home in Kagiso on Saturday night and fired gunshots at the owner, his girlfriend, and other people who were attending a wedding.
A 20-year-old community member known only as Masego was discharged from hospital after one of the bullets grazed her body.
She says the area needs more police.
“I saw people running, I started to run. As I was running away, I was shot at and I went into a nearby house for safety. We are used to shootings in the area but not when someone is having a function. This is the first time that we experienced such an incident.”
According to Gauteng police spokesperson Brigadier Brenda Muridili, the motive for the killing is unknown at this stage, however, police are investigating murder and attempted murder.