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.
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.
A Man has shot his girlfriend and himself @ SissyBoy in Pavillion. We are part of the crime scene we can't even go out the store
— khanyo mabaso (@kay_Phly) October 2, 2014
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:
Just heard that a man just shot his girlfriend and then himself at Sissy Boy at the Pavillion in Durban. Absolutely terrible!!
— Gaelyn Cokayne (@gaecokayne) October 2, 2014
So some guy shot his gf @ the Pavillion Mall, then returned the gun to himself……. This is madness!
— honey badger. (@Pkay_O31) October 2, 2014
Waiting for someone to post picx of the crime scene #Pavillion
— Sesto Elemento (@SfisoDlodlo) October 2, 2014
So some guy apparently shot his ex gf dead in pavillion and then himself. Woah on a freezing Thur even
— Princess Kay❤ (@Krayziepie) October 2, 2014
What happened to those loyal, responsible Policemen with dignity in our country?? A disgrace indeed – Incident in a store at Pavillion Mall
— u-Jolinkomo (@Sphe_Keys) October 2, 2014