15 People Shot Dead As Gunmen Start Firing "Randomly" In South African Bar

Gunmen opened fire in a tavern in the South African town of Soweto, leaving 15 people dead and another nine injured, police said. Those responsible for the attack have not been identified and are still on the run.

15 people were killed in the shooting at the Orlando East tavern in Soweto
15 people were killed in the shooting at the Orlando East tavern in Soweto

In the early hours of Sunday morning, a group of gunmen entered the Orlando East tavern armed with pistols and rifles, opening fire on those inside.

15 people were killed in the attack and another nine injured, three of them are being treated at a hospital in critical condition. Police described how the armed group had entered the bar and started "shooting randomly at the patrons". Police said that the unknown gunmen fled the scene and are now on the run, adding that it wasn't clear how many suspects were involved in the attack.

Gauteng province police commissioner, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela said that the ammunition cartridges found at the scene indicated it was a group of people who were responsible for the attack.

Mr Mawela added: "You can see that a high calibre firearm was used and it was shooting randomly. You can see that every one of those people were struggling to get out of the tavern."


There are around 20,000 people murdered in Africa every year, one of the highest per-capita murder rates in the world. Not So Smart Robber Gets Caught Trying To Cash In Winning Scratchcards He Stole From Supermarket



SUBSCRIBE TO GET EVERY STORY TO YOUR MAILBOX

Thanks for subscribing!