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Policeman shoots wife, brother in a courtroom

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A policeman reportedly shot his wife and her brother in a divorce courtroom on Monday, during a tea break in legal proceedings.

The 32-year-old policeman also turned the gun on himself, but survived the incident which occurred in South Africa´s southeastern port city of Durban on the eighth floor of the regional magistrate court building as the court heard the annulment case between the couple.

Police spokeswoman Colonel Thembeka Mbele said: “There was a divorce matter between the deceased and the suspect. At 11:00, the court adjourned and just before it started again at about 11:30 that’s when the suspect allegedly fired shots towards his ex-wife and her brother,”

“He tried to commit suicide and has been taken to hospital where he is in a critical condition. He is under police guard in hospital. For now he is going to be charged for double murder,”

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