Man shoots another dead then commits suicide

A man allegedly shot and killed a Public Works employee, Christian Crouse (56), and then committed suicide in Humansdorp yesterday.

The Humansdorp police are investigating a case of murder and are holding an inquest.

The incident took place at the Department of Public Works’ premises in Station Street at about 7:30 am. It is alleged the deceased, armed with a firearm stormed the department’s building.  He then allegedly went to the office of Crouse and shot him several times.  A woman sitting with Crouse at the time ran for her life.

Crouse died at the scene. The armed man then committed suicide.

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