4 people killed and three injured in a mass shooting at Chisa Mpama Tavern in Mpumalanga

Monday, January 22, 2024
 –The police have launched a manhunt for suspects following a mass shooting at a tavern over the weekend that left four people dead and three injured.

According to police spokesperson Col Donald Mdhluli, the incident happened at Chisa Mpama tavern in Kgobokwane, near Siyabuswa, on Sunday night at around 9pm.

"According to a report, a group of armed suspects is said to have stormed into the tavern. The suspects were reportedly carrying high-calibre firearms and began shooting randomly," he said.

"Three victims died at the scene and a fourth, who was taken to hospital for treatment, succumbed to the injuries sustained.

"Police are investigating four counts of murder and multiple counts of attempted murder."

Police confirmed that three people are being treated for gunshot wounds in hospital.

No arrests have been made.

Police confirmed a team has been assembled to track down the suspects. 

The motive for the shootings is unknown.

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