At least 14 people killed in a bar shooting in South Africa

by Daily Sabah

At least 14 people have been killed in a mass shooting at a bar at the Soweto township near Johannesburg, police said Sunday.

Police Lt. Elias Mawela, the Gauteng police commissioner, said nine people were also being treated at hospitals for gun wounds.

“We were called in the early hours of the morning, around 12:30 a.m. (10:30 p.m. GMT),” said Lt. Mawela after the shooting overnight Saturday and Sunday.

“When we arrived on the scene, 12 people were confirmed dead,” he said.

Mawela said 11 others were taken to hospital with wounds but two later died, raising the toll to 14.

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