South Africa 2.10.2014 02:57 pm

Man allegedly shoots girlfriend at Pavilion Shopping Centre

Police chase after a hijacked minibus-taxi

Police chase after a hijacked minibus-taxi

A man allegedly shot his ex-girlfriend before shooting himself at the Pavilion Shopping Centre in Westville, KwaZulu-Natal this afternoon.

Westville police spokesperson Sergeant Stephen Clark confirmed the shooting incident, according to Highway Mail.

Unconfirmed media reports claimed that the gunman had been a police officer.


UPDATE: Pavilion Shopping Centre shooter, victim identified

Constable Zaine Sheik has been identified by police as the gunman in yesterday’s shooting incident. Pic: Facebook.

Constable Zaine Sheik has been identified by police as the gunman in yesterday’s shooting incident. Pic: Facebook.

Kwamashu police station Constable Zaine Sheik has been identified as the gunman in yesterday’s shooting incident at the Pavilion Shopping Centre in Westville. Read more.


The centre’s management said the shooting was related to a “domestic dispute that transpired between a male and female”.

“No shoppers were involved or hurt in the process,” the centre said in a statement.

This after hundreds of thousands of rands were allegedly stolen during an armed robbery at the Pavilion last month.

Trauma counselling has been offered to staff and customers at the Pavilion Shopping Centre following after a man allegedly shot his girlfriend, police confirmed.

Captain Thulani Zwane told The Citizen that charges of murder and inquest had been opened for investigations by Westville police.

“It is alleged that today, at approximately 12pm, a 25-year-old woman was allegedly shot by her 27-year-old boyfriend, who then turned a gun on himself in one of the shops at Westville Pavilion after an argument,” said Zwane.

“Circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated.”

Twitter users react to the shooting:

http://twitter.com/PattyGoxo/status/517640086037733376

http://twitter.com/Poomi_YKL/status/517648191731548161

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