The Western Cape Health Department has applauded a nurse said to be responsible for calming down a gun-wielding patient who had shot three people. #DStv403
CAPE TOWN - Investigations are underway into the cause of Saturday night's deadly shooting at the New Somerset Hospital in Cape Town.
A police officer was escorting a patient at the hospital when another man grabbed his gun.
The man opened fire, killing two patients and wounding the policeman.
The officer passed away in hospital.
A matron at New Somerset Hospital is said to be responsible for calming down the gun-wielding patient.
The Western Cape Health Department has applauded the nurse.
It says the hospital staff will be receiving counselling.
#sapsWC Following a shooting incident that occurred inside Somerset Hospital last night, a 32yr-old police Cnst from Sea Point #SAPS who was shot & seriously injured, has sadly succumbed to injuries. Investigation into the circumstances is underway. TMhttps://t.co/IzetHnhopa pic.twitter.com/NHTaFaWZvJ— SA Police Service 🇿🇦 (@SAPoliceService) May 8, 2022