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South African Student Killed by Stray Bullet in Johannesburg


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A shooting incident in Johannesburg, South Africa, has left a university student dead and another seriously injured after they were hit by stray bullets. The incident occurred when gunmen targeted two men in a parked car on a bustling street near the city center, with tragic consequences for innocent bystanders.

South African Student Killed by Stray Bullet in Johannesburg

According to police reports, the students were struck by stray bullets while their bus was passing by the area. Despite efforts to save them, one student succumbed to his injuries at the scene, while the other was rushed to the nearest hospital for urgent medical attention. Police spokesperson Col Dimakatso Nevhuhulwi described the students as being caught in the “crossfire” of the shooting.

The incident, which occurred in broad daylight, has shocked witnesses and the community alike. Gun violence is unfortunately prevalent in South Africa, but the brazen nature of this incident has left many reeling in disbelief.

South African Student Killed by Stray Bullet in JohannesburgSocial media images circulating online depict a disturbing scene, with one man’s body hanging out of a car window and another receiving treatment at the scene in Braamfontein, a district near several university campuses.

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Confirming the tragic turn of events, the University of Johannesburg revealed that both affected students were from their institution. The deceased student, aged just 18, was on his way to his residence when the fatal shooting occurred. In response to the incident, the university has initiated counseling services to support witnesses and those affected by the tragedy.

While speculation surrounding the motive behind the shooting continues, Wits University, located in close proximity to the scene, suggested that the incident may be linked to taxi violence, a recurring issue in the area.

South AfricanHowever, police authorities have refrained from commenting on the specifics of the incident, citing ongoing investigations into the matter.

As the investigation unfolds, the community mourns the loss of a promising young student and grapples with the senseless violence that has once again rocked their city. Authorities remain committed to bringing those responsible to justice and ensuring the safety and security of all residents and students in Johannesburg.


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