The circumstances surrounding a shooting at a Cape Town station on Tuesday remain unclear, but what has been confirmed is that a man died during the incident from a self-inflicted gunshot.
Western Cape police spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut said: “The circumstances surrounding the death of an unknown man are being investigated after he allegedly shot himself at platform 24, Cape Town railway station at around 12:00 this afternoon.”
“A death inquest case docket has been registered,” said Traut.
According to media reports of witness accounts, two men had entered the station with their faces fully covered but their eyes visible. They were dressed in black garments that appeared to be similar to those worn by Muslim women, witnesses reported.
It’s believed several shots were fired by one man before he turned the gun on himself, although the clarity of these details remain sketchy.
“We have reason to believe that the man who shot and killed himself could have been part of a group of two men who acted suspiciously prior to the incident,” Traut said.
“However we will not be speculating about the matter until our investigation has reached a more advanced stage.”
Metrorail said train services were not affected by incident.