Cape Town shooting: one person dead and three injured in airport restaurant
Airport officials have cordoned off the area, but have not announced changes to scheduled flights
One person has been killed and three injured in a shooting at Cape Town International Airport on Wednesday, a South African media outlet reported via Western Cape police.
A man shot a woman in the coastal city before turning the gun on himself, according to local reports.
The incident took place in a restaurant on the airport's mezzanine floor, police officials told News channel eNCA.
Photos published on the broadcaster’s website appeared to show a man lying on the ground with his head surrounded by blood.
Officials from the airport posting on the facility's official Twitter feed said the area has been cordoned off and declared a crime scene.
"This is a tragic event and our condolences go out to the friends and family," another post read.
There were no reported disruptions to flights scheduled at the airport.
A police constable reached by telephone at the airport said officers were busy with the investigation and that he had no further comment.
We can confirm that there were 3 injured&1 fatality.Affected staff are receiving counseling.It happened in a public area not restricted side— Cape Town Airport (@capetownint) May 28, 2014
Additional reporting by PA
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