According to reports, two congregants were seriously injured during the horrendous ordeal.
News24 reports that the incident happened shortly before midnight. Reports suggest that 50 Christians were gathered at their church for an all-night prayer when the armed robbers launched the attack. They reportedly got away with personal belongings such as phones and cash.
Three people, including the pastor, were shot during the attack. Eyewitnesses rushed them to the nearest health facility, but the pastor died upon arrival. The other two victims are said to be in stable condition.
Diepsloot police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Mavela Masondo confirmed the incident stating that a manhunt for the criminals had been launched. He also added that murder, attempted murder, and business robbery cases have been opened. He said:
“Three of the people who were shot, including the pastor, were taken to a local medical centre where the pastor died on arrival. The other two are in serious but stable condition.”
The police also pleaded with members of the public for any information regarding the matter to report to them.
Security guard shot dead at fuel station
In separate story by NEWSLEXPOINT.com, The police recently shot dead a security guard attached to Saracens Uganda. The security guard apparently tried to rob the fuel station where he had been deployed at the time of the shooting.
Kampala Metropolitan Police deputy spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigire said a police officer fatally shot the security guard dead. This is because when the police officer tried to respond to a robbery incident, the security guard shot at him.
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