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Man commits suicide after shooting

Johannesburg - A man is suspected to have committed suicide after shooting two people in Vanderbijlpark in Johannesburg, Gauteng police said on Tuesday .

Gerhardus Derrick shot dead Stephanus Labuschagne and wounded his wife Sunnet at a local soap factory in Vanderbijlpark on Tuesday morning, Lt-Col Lungelo Dlamini said.

“Stephanus was shot in the head and died on the spot, his wife sustained a flesh wound in the head and was rushed to hospital,” said Dlamini.

“After the shooting it is suspected that the Mr Derrick drank some tablets and fled from the scene in an Isuzu bakkie. Police chased him until R59 towards Meyerton where he stopped and died in his vehicle.”

The motive for the killings is still unknown.

Sapa

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