Gunmen kill 8 people at a birthday party

Himalaya Times
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Gunmen opened fire on a group of people in South Africa, killing eight and wounding three others.

The mass shooting was carried out by two attackers at a birthday celebration in the southern port city of Gqeberha, formerly Port Elizabeth, according to South African Police Service.

The motive of the attack is yet unknown.

Nomthetheleli Mene, the provincial police chief for the Eastern Cape province, condemned the killings as "a blatant disregard for human life".

An investigation has been launched into the attack and police said a manhunt for the perpetrators was underway.

Shootings are common in South Africa, which has one of the world's highest murder rates, fuelled by gang violence and alcohol.

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