An elderly woman died after she was stabbed in the head and back,  and her husband is in a critical condition when he was shot in the stomach in their Muizenburg home in the early hours of Saturday morning [October 17].

ER24 paramedics and Metro EMS arrived on the scene at 4.33am, and found the 66-year-old woman dead, and a 72-year-old man in a critical condition.

It is alleged that they were assaulted at their home in Marina De Gama.

Emergency services were directed by police to the body of a woman in the kitchen of the residence.

“She had suffered knife wounds to the head and back and showed no signs of life. She was declared dead on arrival.

“The man was found lying outside, to the side of the house, having suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He was in a critical condition and was treated with Advanced Life Support interventions by Metro EMS before being transported to a private hospital for further care,” a post on ER24 website read.

The circumstances surrounding the incident are unknown and police are investigating further.

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