Children witness parents murder-suicide

Police and Security responded to the call regarding a double shooting in Palmview, Phoenix where a husband and wife died.

Head of the Reaction Unit of SA, Brem Balram told Times Live that they responded to reports of a shooting on a property at Fanpalm Gardens at around 9:15pm on Sunday.

Upon their arrival they found a woman lying in a pool of blood in the kitchen of an outbuilding and a man in the passage, both had sustained gunshot wounds to the head.

According to media, the shooting followed a domestic dispute and was witnessed by the couples children, who were later taken by relatives.

The man allegedly shot his wife before turning the gun on himself, but the children were unharmed.

A 9mm pistol was found next to the man’s body.