Summerstrand domestic violence, man shoots wife in the head

South African Police Service

Summerstrand domestic violence, man shoots wife in the head
Summerstrand domestic violence, man shoots wife in the head

As Women’s month draws to a close, two Port Elizabeth women were shot, one fatally wounded and one in the intensive care unit in hospital in separate incidents of shooting that took place in the last 12 hours.

In the latest incident, a 50 year old man is under police guard at hospital after he allegedly shot his estranged wife (36) in the head. It is alleged that at about 09:00 on Saturday, 31 August 2019, SAPS Humewood responded to a complaint of domestic violence at a house in Brighton Street in Summerstrand.

The couple are currently in the process of a divorce. The victim and her sister went to the house to fetch some of her belongings when they were confronted by her husband who was armed. A shot was fired injuring the woman in her head.

While paramedics were attending to the woman, it is further alleged that the suspect locked himself in the bedroom until police arrived and he handed himself over. He was arrested on a charge of attempted murder. While detectives were still processing the crime scene, they found syringes in the room where the suspect had locked himself. It is suspected that he may have injected himself with an unknown substance. He was taken to hospital and is currently receiving treatment under police guard.

The victim was also taken to a separate hospital for treatment.

In another incident, police are seeking the suspects/s who fatally shot Sisanda Fani (30) from Walmer. She was found outside a complex in Restitution Road in Walmer. Her body was found at about 06:00 on the morning of 31 August 2019, by a resident who exited his Fairfield Complex and noticed a VW Polo parked on the pavement in front of the complex. Fani sustained a gunshot wound to the head.

She resided in the same complex and the motive for the murder is unknown at this stage. Police are investigating a case of murder.

Mount Road Cluster Commander, Maj Gen Thembisile Patekile is urging women to request for a police escort whenever they need to go back home to fetch any belongings especially after leaving home due to domestic related incidents.’ Never confront your partner alone in situations of domestic violence as these may have serious or fatal consequences,’ advised Maj Gen Patekile.

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