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Limpopo cop kills 1, wounds 4, shoots himself

The police say that the survivors are in critical conditions at a local hospital.

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JOHANNESBURG - A Limpopo police officer has shot and killed the father of his girlfriend, wounding her and three other members of her family before shooting himself.

The 37-year-old was found dead with the firearm lying next to his body on Saturday night in Ritavi outside Tzaneen.

The police say that the survivors are in critical conditions at a local hospital.

The incident has been described as domestic violence.

Police spokesperson Moatshe Ngoepe: "The South African Police Service in this province condemns these incidents of killings which are driven by a variety of aspects, including domestic violence, liquor and other substances. Our investigations into the incident are still continuing."

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