Tourist shot dead by gunmen outside Kruger National Park, 3 ‘people of interest’ identified

Tourist shot dead by gunmen outside Kruger National Park, 3 ‘people of interest’ identified
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JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA: An incident that has stunned tourists all around the world, especially those who were looking forward to visiting South Africa is under intense investigation. A German tourist was brutally shot gunmen outside the world-famous Kruger National Park, South Africa on Monday, October 3. The government condemned the tragic killing of the tourist, and maintains the country remains a "safe travel destination."

In a recent revelation by the police department, at least three "people of interest" have been identified and the search team is out looking for them. Bheki Cele, Police Minister visited the site of the killing on Wednesday, October 5, and assured that the authorities are looking for suspects identified by the officials during their probe.

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“We are working to find out how far we have gone with them. So we believe that we will be able to crack the case very, very soon,” he informed the press.

South Africa’s largest game reserve in Mpumalanga province, witnessed the horrible death of a tourist when the victim was shot dead while driving a car with other three passengers in it. It is reported by the police that the tourist was shot dead after he refused to unlock the car when asked by the gunmen.

The vehicle tumbled backward for a few meters and then stopped after hitting a wall. However, the suspect ran off without taking any belongings from their victims. The incident has created an uproar questioning South Africa’s tourism, especially how crucial Kruger Park and the nation’s wildlife reserves are to the industry.

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