Man shoots wife, brother-in-law amid court hearing

Man shoots wife, brother-in-law amid court hearing
A man opened fire inside a divorce court on Monday, killing his estranged spouse and her sibling in South Africa’s southeastern port city of Durban, police said. The episode happened on the eighth floor of the territorial officer court building, where the divorce court was hearing the case between the couple, neighborhood media announced. “At around 11 am… the suspect shot at the wife and her brother and both died at the scene,” police spokeswoman Colonel Thembeka Mbele, told AFP, noting that the hearing had been about to resume after a tea break. “He tried to commit suicide and has been taken to hospital where he is in a critical condition,” she said. A neighborhood journalist said that the two unfortunate casualties had been in the court’s room public gallery. South Africa’s TimesLive online paper said visibly shaken court staff, including agents and translators, was escorted from the building. Security is generally tight at South African courts where guests and workers go through metal indicators and all packs are X-rayed upon section.

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