A police officer in South Africa has gunned down his girlfriend after an altercation leaving fellow officers in shock.
An off-duty police officer shot dead his 25-year-old girlfriend, who was a police constable, and then himself, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Tuesday, DailySun ZA has reported.
It was gathered that the 24-year-old constable from KwaMashu police station shot the woman cop at KwaDabeka police station following a disagreement. He then turned the gun on himself, said provincial police spokeswoman Captain Nqobile Gwala.
She said the incident happened at about 9.20am and an inquest docket had been opened.
“Circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated,” said Gwala.