Cop allegedly shoots wife before killing himself

The bodies of a 40-year-old sergeant and his wife were found at a police residential area in Pretoria west.

FILE: Officials say the circumstances leading to the shootings are unclear. Picture: sxc.hu.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng police are investigating a murder-suicide by a member of the South African Police Services' tactical response team in Pretoria.

Earlier this morning, the bodies of a 40-year-old sergeant and his wife were found at a police residential area in Pretoria west.

The man is believed to have shot his wife before turning the gun on himself.

Officials say the circumstances leading to the shootings are unclear.

Police spokesperson Doniah Mothutsane said, "At around 10am the sergeant was declared dead on the scene together with his wife. The motive for the killing is unknown."