Pietermaritzburg, South Africa – The wife of a Greytown farmer who was wounded by armed farm attackers struck back on Tuesday night, in an incident in which two attackers were killed.
Carla Chaning-Pearce returned fire after one of six men shot her husband, Julian, in his shoulder.
The gang fled from the couple’s house and one of them – who had apparently been wounded – fell into a swimming pool outside.
At this stage, it remains uncertain whether his death was caused by a gunshot or drowning.
A second assailant was cornered on the property by neighbouring farmers who raced to the scene in response to a mayday call on the farm radio network. During an ensuing gun battle, the attacker was shot dead.
The hunt was continuing for the four remaining attackers.
Carla Chaning-Pearce reportedly sustained a superficial gunshot wound to her right leg for which she later received medical treatment. She did not require hospitalisation.
Her husband was admitted to a private hospital in Pietermaritzburg where specialists were assessing whether or not to operate on his shoulder.
It was not the first time a member of the Chaning-Pearce family had been attacked. Julian’s older brother, Adrian, was stabbed eight times in his office two years ago…
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