Fochville assailants kill 3, burn shacks

Attackers stormed into a Fochville shack on Saturday, shooting dead three people, wounding six others.

Police tape closes off a crime scene. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Three people were shot dead and six others wounded on Saturday, when a group of attackers stormed into a shack in Fochville, in the north west of Gauteng.

Suspects also set five shacks alight.

It is unclear how many assailants were involved in the attack, said police spokesperson Lungelo Dlamini.

The motive for the killings is also unknown, but police opened several murder dockets and started questing residents in the area.

No arrests had yet been made by 10am on Sunday.

Dlamini said the injured persons were being treated for serious injuries in hospital.