Tembisa Hospital Temporarily Closed After Fatal Shooting on Wed Morning
Tembisa Hospital Temporarily Closed After Fatal Shooting on Wed Morning. Photo: SA News

Patients and staff members were left shocked at Tembisa Hospital this morning, following a fatal shooting incident, that led to the hospital being closed to the public during the day.

The Gauteng Department of Health (GDoH) said the incident occurred just after 08:00 this morning, when a 30-year-old police officer entered the hospital grounds driving a State vehicle with blue lights on and parked at the Accident and Emergency Department’s parking lot.

The man then called his 30-year-old partner, who was on duty at the time, to come to the parking lot. Upon arrival, the police officer opened fire on the Enrolled Nursing Assistant and then turned the gun on himself.

Unfortunately, the nurse died on the scene while the police officer is currently in a critical condition. – SAnews.gov.za