Cape Town Airport Shooting
Cape Town – Security has been heightened at Cape Town International Airport after a fatal shooting incident on Wednesday evening. Operations are, however, going ahead as normal.
The Airports Company South Africa confirmed in a statement that a shooting incident at one of the eateries led to one fatality and three injuries.
News24 earlier reported that the shots had been fired by a 33-year-old police constable. The attack was aimed at his life partner, who along with two other people were left injured. He then turned the gun on himself.
Captain Frederick van Wyk said the constable arrived at the airport around 18:30 and went to the food-court to speak to his partner at one of the restaurants.
“It is alleged that an argument ensued and he shot his partner and two other employees at the food outlet,” he said. “The man then turned the gun on himself, fatally wounding him.”
An inquest docket to attempted murder has been opened.
The incident has sent shockwaves through the Western Cape, with many people taking to social media and online commenting forums to air their views.