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Policeman shoots wife and her brother in a courtroom (Graphic Photos)

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A policeman reportedly shot his wife and her brother in a divorce courtroom on Monday, during a tea break in legal proceedings.

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The 32-year-old policeman reportedly turned the gun on himself, but survived the incident which occurred in South Africa´s southeastern port city of Durban on the eighth floor of the regional magistrate court building as the court heard the annulment case between the couple.

“There was a divorce matter between the deceased and the suspect. At 11:00, the court adjourned and just before it started again at about 11:30 that’s when the suspect allegedly fired shots towards his ex-wife and her brother,” said police spokeswoman Colonel Thembeka Mbele.

“He tried to commit suicide and has been taken to hospital where he is in a critical condition. He is under police guard in hospital. For now he is going to be charged for double murder,” said Mbele.

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Policeman shoots wife and her Brother dead inside a courtroom lailasnews

Mbele who confirmed that the suspect was an off-duty police officer. According to local reports, the policeman who shot his wife and her brother had tried talking to them in the public gallery of the courtroom. South Africa´s TimesLive reported that the visibly shaken court staff, including clerks and interpreters, were escorted from the building.

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