UPDATE: Death toll in Soweto tavern shooting rises


Thirteen people have been shot dead at a tavern in Soweto on Saturday night. Four others are in critical condition in hospital. Gauteng Police Commissioner Elias Mawela confirmed the incident to eNCA. #DStv403

* Editor's note: This is a developing story. We will bring you updates as more information becomes available.

JOHANNESBURG - Fourteen people were killed in a mass shooting at a Soweto tavern just after midnight.

10 others were injured at the tavern in Orlando, with three in critical condition.

"Yes I can confirm that incident did happen and it happened around 12:30am this morning," Gauteng Police Commissioner Elias Mawela said.

"Primary investigations suggest the people were enjoying themselves in the tavern.

"They just came in and shot at them randomly," Mawela said.

Mawela said detectives are on the scene.

"The age range is just an estimation from my detectives to say they are between 19 and 35 years."

The Gauteng Police Commissioner wants liquor outlet trading hours to be looked at. Over a dozen people have been shot and killed at a tavern in Orlando, Soweto. A total of 23 people were shot in the early hours of this morning at Nomzamo Tavern, three of which are in critical condition in hospital. Lucky Ntimane from the National Liquor Traders' Council discusses this further. #DStv403


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