Suspected attacker killed on Roodekraal farm

Emergency services say they found the man who had sustained a fatal gunshot wound and he was declared dead on site.

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Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect the incidents which took place in a more accurate and sensitive manner.

JOHANNESBURG – A man believed to be part of an armed gang was killed on a Roodekraal farm on Thursday morning.

Emergency services say the had sustained a fatal gunshot wound and was declared dead on site.

Local authorities are still investigating the matter.

Officials say it appears a gang of armed men entered the farm house before the homeowner opened fire on the assailants.

ER 24's Russel Meiring said: β€œIt is understood that an unknown number of gunmen entered the home. The owner then apparently opened fire, killing the one.”