DURBAN – The neighbours of a metro cop who is believed to have shot and killed 3 people say they are shocked by the incident.
They say although the metro police officer was friendly, he was also short tempered. Police say they still do not have details of what happened and this is making their investigative work very difficult.
The police say they have not yet determined who pulled the trigger in their preliminary investigations.
The shooter injured five people who are being treated in hospital.
The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) says there are conflicting stories about the incident that are hampering the investigation.
Spokesperson Moses Dlamini: “What we know is that people were shot with the police firearm but that firearm was then thrown out of the window to the ground from the first floor.”
He says the current details of this case do not allow Ipid to investigate the matter.
“If the shooter was not the police officer, then the matter will then be investigated by the SAPS.”
KwaZulu-Natal police have refused to confirm whether they are investigating a potential suicide but say that there is an ongoing investigation.
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