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Four people killed in Joburg gun store in Johannesburg.

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On Friday morning an explosion followed by a fire at Joburg gun store in Johannesburg, South Africa resulted in the deaths of four people, including a 15-year old boy.

A statement was broadcasted on the news agency ER24. A man suffered smoke inhalation and was critically injured. He was rushed to the hospital.

Three men, a woman and a 15-year-old boy that had apparently all been in the gun store, had been rescued by bystanders and pulled to a safe distance.

ER24 Statement

During the explosion and subsequent fire, there were four people inside the gunstore. The ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said that among examination the patients were rapidly deteriorating.

According to several witnesses, they heard an explosion which was soon followed by fire and live rounds going off.

Witnesses report hearing an explosion, followed by fire emanating from the gun shop, followed by live rounds going off.

Mondeor Community Policing Forum (CPF) chairperson Mike Fontes.

An investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the explosion.

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