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[EIKENHOF] Three killed, two injured in shooting incident

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Three people died and two others were injured following a shooting incident in Eikenhof, Johannesburg last night.

Shortly before 8 pm on Friday evening, paramedics from ER24 as well as members of the police attended the scene at a shop along the R550 in Eikenhof. One person was found with fatal gunshot wounds on the scene. Two others were in a critical condition. While paramedics were treating one of the critically injured men on the scene, his vital signs deteriorated. Despite their efforts to revive him, he was sadly later declared dead. Another man, also critically injured, was rushed to the hospital. On route to the hospital his vital signs deteriorated. Paramedics were unable to revive him, and he was also declared dead.

Two others were treated for multiple gunshot wounds and rushed to a nearby hospital for further care.

The exact circumstances surrounding the incident is not yet known. Police attended the scene and will conduct an investigation.

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