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Durban - Six high school pupils were wounded when a firearm went off at a high school in Verulam, north of Durban on Thursday afternoon, KwaZulu-Natal police said.
Spokesperson Jay Naicker said: “It was believed that the boy took out a firearm and wanted to show his friends. Apparently it went off accidentally, and the bullet ricocheted."
Paramedics treated the pupils, three of whom were seriously injured, at the school and then taken to hospital, Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks said.
"It was believed that at the time the shot went off pupils were lining the corridors... and were filing into classrooms."
Naicker said four people were arrested and held for questioning.
"Shotgun pellets and a 9mm pistol were found at the scene. It is unknown at this stage whether it was the same gun used by the boy," he said.
Police were investigating six attempted murder cases.
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