14 people killed in mass shooting at bar in South Africa Featured

Fourteen people have been killed in a mass shooting at a bar in Soweto township near Johannesburg, police said Sunday. 

Elias Mawela, the Gauteng police commissioner, said nine people were also being treated at hospitals for gun wounds.

Mawela said the incident happened shortly after midnight, when gunmen opened fire on revelers who were enjoying themselves at a club in the Nomzamo informal settlement in Orlando.

“For now, we don’t have details on the motive of the attack but as investigations progress, we are hoping we will get more information,” he told local reporters at the scene.

He said the attackers used high-caliber fire and were apparently shooting randomly.

The incident comes two weeks after tragic deaths of 22 young people at a nightclub in the city of East London in the Eastern Cape province./aa