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Ga-Rakgoath - Police have opened an inquest docket after a 40-year-old member of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) opened fire and shot at his wife and mother-in-law, before committing suicide in Ga-Rakgoatha village, Limpopo. 

The mother-in-law died instantly, said spokesman, Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe. "The member resided at Emdo Park, Polokwane. 

It is alleged he had a domestic dispute with his wife yesterday [on Thursday]. The wife then ran away to her parental home in Magatle," said Ngoepe.  

"He later followed her and on arrival started shooting both the wife and his mother-in-law, killing the mother-in-law instantly. The wife survived with serious gunshot wounds and she is recuperating in hospital. The officer was found lying dead in that house with a bullet wound on the head."  

The mother-in-law was in her 60s and the wife in her 30s. 

African News Agency