At least 14 people have died in a mass shooting at a bar in South Africa.
Gunmen opened fire “randomly” after storming a nightspot in Johannesburg’s Soweto just after midnight.
The attackers then fled in a white Quantum minibus.
Ten others were injured and three are fighting for their lives.
Among the victims are teenagers.
It is understood no arrests have yet been made.
Gauteng Police Commissioner Elias Mawela said this morning: “Initial investigations indicate that people were enjoying themselves in the pub.
“They just came and randomly shot at them.
Detectives are on the scene.
Mawela said: “It happened around 12:30 this morning.
“Unfortunately 12 died at the scene and another one died on arrival.
“14 [victim] also died after admission.”
His detectives say that the victims are aged between 19 and 35, reports ENCA.
Orlando Police Station Commander Brigadier Nonhlanhla Kubeka said more information would be released soon.
The horror comes just a fortnight after 21 people died in a ‘poisoning’ at a club in another South African town.
The bodies were found “strewn across tables and chairs” after the tragedy happened as students celebrated the end of exams with a party.
There were “no visible injuries” on the bodies, which were discovered in the Enyobeni Tavern in the coastal east London town.
Initial reports suggested that the death may have been caused by a crush.
HORROR IN THE BAR
However, this suggestion was quickly dismissed by Unathi Binqose, the Eastern Cape Community and Security Department representative.
“It’s hard to believe it’s a stampede because the dead have no visible open wounds,” he said.
“Parents whose children didn’t sleep at home meet here and want to enter the pub to look for their loved ones.”
The youngest victim was a 13-year-old girl.
Forensic pathologists have not yet completed their reports.
However, the teenagers are believed to have been killed by something they either inhaled or ingested.