Lichtenburg - A 40-year-old man killed himself on Friday after he shot and wounded his wife in Lichtenburg, North West police said.

“It is alleged that the two were arguing outside a well-known restaurant in Lichtenburg when the man took out a gun and shot the woman in the stomach and then shot himself,” Sergeant Kealeboga Molale said.

The man died at scene and the woman was taken to hospital.

Police have opened a murder docket.