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Last Updated: Tuesday, 4 April 2006, 09:27 GMT 10:27 UK
SA policeman in deadly gun spree
A South African police officer shot dead four colleagues, three women and a baby on Monday night, and was himself shot dead by police early on Tuesday.

The man first shot the women and child in Tarlton, north-west of Johannesburg. He then opened fire at a police station in Krugersdorp, killing four officers about 1900 local time (1700 GMT).

He was shot dead in Sebokeng, south of Johannesburg, after a manhunt. Police say the motive for the shooting spree is unknown.

Three of the officers were shot in an office inside the Kagiso police station - two in the head and one in the chest.

The three were found lying under a table scattered with dockets, with three bullet holes marking the wall behind the table.

The fourth officer was found lying outside with a bullet wound in his chest.

A woman was taken to hospital after being wounded in the Tarlton shooting.

South Africa has one of the world's highest rates of violent crime.


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