an aerial shot of Cape Town International Airport.

Cape Town - Four people were shot, one fatally, at Cape Town International Airport on Wednesday night, Western Cape police said.

“I can confirm that one person was shot fatally and three were wounded and taken to hospital,” Captain Frederick van Wyk.

“That is the preliminary information. I am on my way to the airport,” Van Wyk said.

On its official Twitter account the airport said it could confirm “an incident at an eatery which led to a fatality”.

“The area has been cordoned off and declared a crime scene,” it said on Twitter.

“This is a tragic event and our condolences go out to the friends and family.

“As it happened in a smaller section of the airport, other airport operations have not been affected.”

More details were not immediately available.