JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Police in South Africa say five people have been killed and 17 others injured in a shooting at a coming-of-age ceremony in rural eastern South Africa.
Police Col. Jay Naicker said Sunday that the attack happened in KwaZulu-Natal province in a rural, quiet community without a history of political violence or armed robbery. Naicker said the shooting occurred Saturday during a coming-of-age ceremony for young men in the area.
Naicker said police believe the gunmen who carried out the attack likely come from that area, though detectives were continuing their investigation Sunday afternoon. The colonel said police sent in reinforcements to the area as well.
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