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Tragedy at a celebration in South Africa: Gunmen opened fire, eight dead

An armed attack took place on Sunday night (January 29) at South Africa spreading panic during celebration. A group of unknown people opened fire on people participating in the event, leaving eight dead and three injured.

“The owner of the house was celebrating his birthday when two unknown armed men entered the property last Sunday night in Canberra (n.s. south; a major port city formerly known as Port Elizabeth) and “started shooting at the guests,” police described in a press release released.

The armed men shot “indiscriminately” at the guests, continues the text, which specifies that “eight people are dead and three others are fighting to stay alive in a hospital”.

The owner of the house is among the deceased, according to the same img.

Manhunt to catch the perpetrators

Regarding the case, as reported by the Athens News Agency citing the local media, a manhunt has begun to arrest the perpetrators, always according to the police.

Gun attacks are common in South Africa, a country with one of the highest homicide rates in the worlddue to gang violence and alcohol.

In 2022 there were armed attacks on bars that resulted in the deaths of around twenty people, mainly in working-class districts of Johannesburg and the city of Pietermaritzburg (East).

Source: News Beast

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