According to paramedics who attended the scene of a shooting in a residence in Randburg in Gauteng a woman has been shot dead and a man wounded in what has been labelled a home invasion.
Emergency services responded to reports of a shooting at a residential complex in Boundary Road, Cosmo City, Randburg, at around 11pm on Friday 26 April.
They found a man and a woman both aged 33 who had suffered gun shot wounds. The man was shot through the eye while the woman sustained injuries to her neck and chest. The man survived the trip to hospital but sadly the woman didn’t make it. It remains unclear what state the male victim is in at the hospital.
“Reports from the scene indicate that and an adult male and adult female, both 33 years old, had been shot in a home invasion.
“The female patient sustained a gunshot wound to her neck and chest and the male patient was shot through the eye,” Netcare 911 spokesperson Rhyno Herbst said.
The woman’s injuries required her to be airlifted to hospital but she succumbed to her injuries en route and passed away. The man was stabilized on scene and transported to hospital where he is currently being treated.
“Due to the seriousness of the female patient’s injuries the Netcare 1 Specialised Helicopter Air Ambulance was called to airlift the patient to hospital who sadly passed away a while later.
“The male patient was treated on scene and once stabilised was transported by an advanced life support ambulance to hospital for further treatment,” Herbst said.
The South African Police Service (SAPS) are investigating the circumstances that led up to the shooting. Anyone who may have information about the case is urged to contact their nearest police station or crime stop at 086 001 0111.