JOHANNESBURG SA Oct 15 2016 – A security guard has been arrested for attempted murder after a student was shot with live ammunition at Tshwane University of Technology on Thursday, police said.
Police spokeswoman Brigadier Sally de Beer said the security guard was arrested late on Thursday.
The shooting happened earlier in the day.
“Apparently the security guard accidently discharged his shotgun at TUT’s main campus and a student was wounded,” she said.
The security guard was apparently one of three who were standing in a group. Two of them fled following the shooting.
De Beer said that immediately after the shooting the student was taken to hospital and 11 shotguns were seized, along with ammunition, and sent for ballistic testing to be used as evidence.
The severity of the wound sustained by the student was not immediately known.
TUT was the scene of major protests on Thursday in the ongoing #FeesMustFall protests that have gripped tertiary institutions.