A 28-year-old woman was shot dead by her husband whom she was going to report for domestic violence, this terrible incident happened at Madeira Police Station in Mthatha, South Africa.
The suspect who is said to be an employee of a security company was immediately apprehended and detained by the police officers after he had fired a number of bullets.
The eyewitnesses who were in the police station when the incident happened left what they had went to the police station for and ran away from the scene.
One of the eyewitnesses names Songezo Sanazo stated that he was having his documents certified when he heard gunshots, when he heard the first one he thought it was not anything serious but when he heard the second one, third one, and fourth one he had to run for cover and hide behind the wall while other people around him were running away from the yard and screaming.
He stated that they were all terrified.
Provincial police spokesperson, Brigadier Tembinkosi Kinana, confirmed the incident and stated that the man had attempted to escape before being apprehended after the shooting on Monday, the 7th of September 2020.
He stated that while the lady was busy reporting to the police officer at the police station, her husband entered the station and without saying anything he started shooting at his wife who succumbed to injuries sustained at the scene.
He went on to state that the firearm he had in his possession was confiscated and will be sent to the forensic laboratory for ballistic testing.
Brigadier Tembinkosi Kinana stated that the suspect would appear in court soon on a charge of murder.