Murder – suicide shakes Humansdorp

The Humansdorp Police have opened a case of murder and an inquest docket after a man shot and killed an Department of Public Works employee in the town.

“Yesterday morning, Rudolph Meiring (52), who was armed with a firearm stormed in the Department’s building in Station Street Humansdorp and went to the office of Christian Crouse (56) and shot him several times,” said Sgt Majola Nkohli of the South African Police.

The victim died on the scene and a woman who was with Crouse at the time fled for her life.

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Meiring then shot himself. A .38 Special revolver was found at the scene.

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