Family suicide in Milnerton
24 August 2007
Early this morning, members of the Milnerton police received a call about an alleged suicide threat at a house in Epping Street, Milnerton.
“On the arrival, police officials heard a gunshot come from inside the house, they then found the bodies of the three family members on the bed in the main bedroom with single gunshot wounds to their heads,” says police spokesperson, Superintendent Billy Jones.
Jones says that it is alleged the 44-year-old man shot his 48-year-old wife and their 11-year-old daughter last night.
“It appears that they were shot while inside the lounge then afterwards put on the bed in the main bedroom.
He then turned the firearm on himself this morning when police arrived at the premises,” says Jones.
He added that the motive for the incident is still unknown and particulars of the deceased will be released at a later stage.