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Johannesburg - In the space of just 24 hours, at least six people, including a young mother and police officer, have been murdered in several shootings and robberies across Gauteng.

A woman picking up her teenage daughter from Springs Girls High School was shot and killed by suspected robbers. Her 7-year-old daughter was critically wounded.

Another fatal shooting in Randburg claimed the lives of two other people yesterday.

Captain Tsekiso Mofokeng told The Star that a shoot-out erupted between the owner of the house and another man at the gate of the premises. The owner’s wife was shot and killed while her husband shot and killed the other man.

“The motive of the shooting is under investigation,” Mofokeng said.

In Springs, a female police officer was murdered by two unknown suspects on Thursday morning while on her way to work.

Also on Thursday, a man was found dead in his Boksburg home at about 11.20am with a bullet wound.

Mofokeng also confirmed the murder of a store manager at a Boksburg spaza shop who was killed during an alleged robbery.

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