South Africa: 15 Shot Dead in Soweto Rownship Bar
In a tragic incident that has left families ofthe victims reeling in shock, at least 15 people have been shot dead in a bar in the South African township of Soweto, police say.
According to the polce, gunmen entered the Orlando East tavern in the early hours of Sunday morning and started firing randomly at a group of young people.
They then fled the scene in a white minibus. No motive for the attack has been established, police said.
Several more people are in a critical condition in hospital, the BBC’s Nomsa Maseko reports.
The victims are believed to be between 19 and 35 years old.
A ocal resident Ntombikayise Meji said, “Bodies were on top of each other with blood all over. We were looking for our loved ones, we had to jump over bodies looking for our brothers.”