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Cops probe alleged murder-suicide in Hammanskraal

A man allegedly shot his wife and young child, before turning the gun on himself.

Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Police are investigating a murder-suicide case after a man allegedly shot his wife and young child, before turning the gun on himself in Hammanskraal.

It's not clear what sparked the shooting in the early hours of this morning, which left the woman in a critical condition.

The 30-year-old is being treated in a Johannesburg hospital.

The father was declared dead on the scene, while the seven-year-old girl died in hospital.

Netcare 911's Athlenda Mathe says, "We can confirm that a Netcare helicopter was dispatched to hospital to airlift the critically wounded 30-year-old mother to a trauma one facility in Johannesburg. The mother is fighting for her life."

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