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[MUIZENBURG] One dead, one critical in assault

A 66-year-old woman has been killed and a 72-year-old man is in a critical condition following an assault at Marina De Gama in Muizenburg early this morning.

ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene at 04:33 along with Metro EMS where they were directed by the South African Police Services to the body of a woman in the kitchen of the residence. She had suffered knife wounds to the head and back and showed no signs of life. She was declared dead on arrival.

The man was found lying outside, to the side of the house, having suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He was in a critical condition and was treated with Advanced Life Support interventions by Metro EMS before being transported to a private hospital for further care.

The circumstances surrounding this incident are unknown to ER24 but the South African Police Services were on scene for investigation.