Cop shoots wife, commits sucide

The shooting occurred at the couple's home. They both died on the scene.

FILE: A policeman has shot and killed his wife, who was also a member of the South African Police Service, before turning the gun on himself. Picture: Sxc.hu.

CAPE TOWN - An Eastern Cape policeman has shot and killed his wife, who was also a member of the South African Police Service, before turning the gun on himself.

The shooting occurred at the couple's residence on Goede Hoop Drive in Fairbridge Heights, Uitenhage last night.

They both died on the scene.

Police spokesperson Basil Seekoei says, "The police were alerted by neighbours after gunshots were heard coming from the house."

He says a police firearm was found on the scene.