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One killed, five injured in Limpopo tavern shooting

The police in Limpopo have launched a manhunt following a tavern shooting in which one person was killed and five wounded in the early hours of Sunday morning at Pharare village in Maake outside Tzaneen.

Limpopo police spokesperson Colonel Malesela Ledwaba said that, according to the information received, two unknown men armed with a rifle and pistol stormed the tavern premises at around 2am and started shooting indiscriminately at the patrons who were sitting outside.

During the incident, six people were shot, one was declared dead at the scene, while the other five were rushed to the nearby hospital.

He said the assailants fled the scene on foot, adding that the motive for the incident is not yet known.

“The team of investigators, working together with the Provincial Murder and Robbery and Crime Intelligence, is on the ground to establish the motive and consequently arrest the perpetrators involved in these shootings,” said Col. Ledwaba.

Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe said a team is working around the clock to track down and bring to book those responsible for these shootings.

“In the meantime, we are appealing to anyone who may be able to assist with information that could assist in the successful investigation,” said Lt. Gen. Hadebe.

Col. Ledwaba said police have opened a case of murder and five counts of attempted murder.

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