A murder case was opened at the Stilfontein police station following an incident on Sunday, 10 June were a man in his sixties allegedly shot his son (31) and then himself.

Provincial spokesperson Lt Col Adele Myburgh confirmed on Monday morning that Stilfontein police were called to the scene of a shooting around 14h45 on Sunday afternoon. Information gathered at the scene led police to open a case of murder as well as an inquiry docket. The latter is done when it is thought that a person died of unnatural causes but – pending further investigation -no foul play is suspected.

The names of the victims could not be released on Monday morning as the bodies have not been formally identified. It is still unclear what led to the shooting. Investigations are ongoing.