Pandemonium In Court As Man Shoots Estranged Wife, Brother-in-law, Turned The Gun On Himself

A man opened fire in a packed courthouse, killing his estranged wife and her brother before turning the gun on himself earlier today.

The victims were killed on the 8th floor of the building in Durban, South Africa. It is believed the wife and her brother died while the shooter is critically injured.

According to South African media, the fatal shooting stemmed from a domestic legal case involving the estranged couple.

The gunman opened fire when the presiding magistrate was out on a tea break, local reports suggest.

Video from the scene shows police cars and ambulances lining up outside Durban Magistrates’ Court following the shooting. The building was placed on lock down as it was stormed by armed police.

Journalist Karen Singh, who was in court, tweeted: “For now, doors are closed and security has been increased around the court.”

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