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White Gunman Wounds 14 Blacks, Police Say

January 17, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

A drunken white man parked his car beside a road and shot at blacks with a hunting rifle as they drove past, wounding 14, police said.

The man, 42, shot at vehicles on the road from Johannesburg to Rustenburg on Tuesday, police said.

Four victims were shot; two of them were in critical condition. Ten others suffered shrapnel wounds and other injuries. The man was arrested and faces attempted murder charges.

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