“The Gauteng Department of Health would like to advise members of the public needing access to healthcare services at Tembisa Hospital today to go elsewhere. The hospital remains inaccessible following a fatal shooting incident, and it is not yet in a position to receive new patients.”
The behaviour of the ‘killer cop’ will now come under intense scrutiny. Details are still sketchy at this point, but from official government statements:
- The suspect is a 30-year-old male, local to Tembisa. No motive has been established yet.
- He arrived at Tembisa Hospital in a state vehicle – using his blue lights to park up at the A&E department.
- It’s since been confirmed that the murdered nurse was actually his partner.
- The officer made a call to the woman, asking her to meet him in the car park.
- It was at that point he gunned his spouse down, and turned the weapon on himself.
- However, the cop didn’t successfully take his own life – he remains in hospital, in a critical condition.
The incident has left both patients and staff members in shock. According to the department, patients currently admitted at the facility continue to receive care. Members of the public will be notified when the facility reopens later today.
[Read] The Gauteng Department of Health (GDoH) has advised members of the public who need to access health care services at Tembisa Hospital today, to visit other health facilities, as the hospital remains inaccessible following a fatal shooting incident https://t.co/b3cgD1DXpx pic.twitter.com/W1oF4gjLIE
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