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SOUTH AFRICA: 8 Killed In Birthday Party Shooting At Gqeberha

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A mass shooting at a birthday party in Gqeberha city in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province left eight people dead and four others injured.

Police say wo unidentified gunmen “randomly shot at guests” who were dancing and mingling at a house party in Kwazakhle township.

The BBC reports that no arrests have been made but a manhunt is under way.

Those killed and injured have not been identified, but Police say the owner of the attacked house was among them.

“These victims were killed by criminals, and we will not rest until we find out what happened and who was responsible for [this] callous and cold-blooded attack on these unsuspecting victims,” said Eastern Cape Police Commissioner Nomthetheleli Lillian Mene.

The Police Minister and the National Police Commissioner are expected to visit the scene of the Sunday afternoon attack.

South Africa has one of the highest gun crime rates in the world, but random mass shootings are uncommon.

Last year, the country saw a string of shootings in separate taverns which left more than 20 people dead.

Those shootings are still under investigation.

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