One killed in S.Africa airport shooting: Official

One person was killed and three others were wounded in a shooting incident at Cape Town`s international airport Wednesday, an official said.

Cape Town: One person was killed and three others were wounded in a shooting incident at Cape Town`s international airport Wednesday, an official said.

The shooting happened in an airport restaurant on a mezzanine floor around 6.00 pm (1600GMT) and there was no disruption to flight operations, airport communications manager Deidre Davids told AFP.
Most passengers were unaware of the incident, she said.

"We can now confirm that three other people were injured," she said in a later statement.

"The area has been cordoned off and has been declared a crime scene.

"As it happened in a smaller section of the airport, other airport operations have not been affected."
Police would not comment on media reports that a man shot his girlfriend in a domestic incident before turning the gun on himself.

"The shooter jumped over the Ocean Basket sushi bar and chased one of the ladies working at the back," News24 quoted witness William Scott as saying.

"She ran though the side door, just past where I was sitting, and the man following behind her pulled out his pistol.

"He stopped her right in front of the Ocean Basket entrance when he then shot her and followed to shoot himself in the head. Before I left the lady who was shot was still alive," he said.

South Africa is one of the most violent countries in the world.

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