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South African police say 14 people have died in a shooting at a bar in Soweto

South African police say 14 people have died in a shooting at a bar in Soweto

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JOHANNESBURG – Mass shooting in a pub in Soweto town in Johannesburg Fourteen people were killed and three others were left in critical condition, according to the police.

Police say they are investigating reports that a group of men arrived in a minibus and opened fire on some customers at the bar late Saturday night. On Sunday morning, the police removed the bodies of the dead and were investigating the causes of the mass shooting.

The three seriously injured and one other person were taken to Chris Hani Paragwanath Hospital.

Police officers during a demonstration in Soweto, South Africa, June 20, 2022. REUTERS/Sifiwe Sibiko
(Reuters / Siviwe Sibiko)

The number of cartridges found at the scene indicated that a group of people shot the shepherds Gauteng Provincial Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Elias Moila.

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“Initial investigation indicates that these people were having fun here, In a licensed bar “He works at the right hours,” Moila told The Associated Press.

“Suddenly they heard some gunshots when people tried to escape from the bar. We don’t have the full details at the moment about the motive and why they were targeting these people,” he said. .

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“You can see that a heavy caliber firearm was used and It was shooting randomly. You can see that every single one of these people was struggling to get out of the bar.”

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The Soweto bar shooting comes two weeks after 21 teenagers were found dead in an East London bar. Authorities have not yet announced the cause of those deaths, but the teens were neither shot nor crushed in a stampede, according to officials.