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Cape Town - A South African Police Service (SAPS) constable has allegedly fatally wounded a man before turning his service pistol on himself in Khayelitsha in Cape Town, Western Cape police said on Sunday.

Khayelitsha detectives were investigating a case of murder and had also opened an inquest docket after a shooting incident at about 2.30pm on Saturday afternoon in Site B, Khayelitsha, Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said.

"According to information, a 27-year -old police constable stationed at Philippi East crime prevention was on duty at the time; he allegedly shot and fatally wounded a 23-year-old man before shooting himself with his service pistol. [The] Circumstances surrounding this incident are under investigation," Rwexana said.

African News Agency (ANA)