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A minimum of 15 civilians were killed in a mass shooting at a South African tavern

After a large-scale shooting on Sunday at a bar in the African town of Soweto, at least 15 people have been confirmed deceased. Numerous more persons suffered injuries and are still in serious condition.


The gunfire started just before midnight when several males entered the club brandishing rifles and 9-millimeter handguns. In the place, 23 persons were shot in all. Twelve people passed away on the spot, and 11 others were injured and sent to the hospital. In the hospital, at least two additional citizens have been pronounced deceased.


The victims' ages range from 19 to 35.


The accused are currently on the run after not being located. They escaped the scene in a white minibus, and no information on their whereabouts has surfaced. The witnesses have been urged by the police to come forward.


"It's an awful situation. Each of the dead that are stacked up was struggling to leave the tavern, as can be seen, by looking at the bodies "Elias Mawela, the commissioner of the Gauteng Police, said to the South African news outlet ENCA.


Mawela added that they have not yet uncovered any information about a motive or why the patrons of this particular establishment were singled out for attack.


"Blood was everywhere, and bodies were piled on top of one another. Ntombikayise Meji, a local, stated, "We were looking for our loved ones. To find our brothers, we had to jump over dead bodies.

The delay in police arrival at the site infuriated Thaban Moloi, a community activist in Soweto.


"I'm telling you, it's bad. Nobody is sure what to do. You could see ladies and kids crying if you were there, he claimed.


According to Moloi, the attack started on Saturday at about 23:00 local time, and the police did not show up until 4:00 on Sunday.


The time it took for them to arrive, he admitted, was five hours.


On Sunday, a second attack took place in a different bar shooting in the southeasterly province of KwaZulu-Natal when the shock of the first incident was still fresh in the minds of the neighbors, according to police. This other attack resulted in the deaths of four further individuals.


President Cyril Ramaphosa said, "As a nation, we cannot enable violent criminals to frighten us in this way, regardless of where such atrocities may occur.


The terrible deaths of 21 adolescents at another bar in South Africa were not long before these assaults. A staggering number of people have died as a result of these unanticipated attacks, which frequently occur at pubs and bars.


The country is searching for answers in the aftermath of these three horrific occurrences.

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