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Family of five found dead in South Africa

Five family members have been found dead with gunshot wounds in a home in South Africa’s coastal city of Durban.

Garrith Jamieson, a paramedic from RescueCare, told local news channel eNCA that the team found a scene of “carnage” when they arrived at the property in the southern suburb of Montclair

“My team was here before me, they entered with the EMRS paramedics and were met with carnage. Unfortunately, five people including three children had been killed by gunshot wounds,” he said.

“It’s unknown exactly what led up to the gunshot wounds or who fired the shots however, it’s a gruesome scene, horrific scene,” he added.

Police spokesman Lt Col Thulani Zwane said that “a magistrate” and her husband who is “a court interpreter” including their three primary school-going children were found lifeless in one of the bedrooms of the house.

He said that a firearm was found next to one of the bodies.

The incident left residents in the area shocked.

It is still unclear what the motive of the killings was.

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