A popular South African actress, Celia Kriel has reportedly been shot by unknown gunmen.The actress who appeared in Afrikaans soapie 7de Laan was shot in the early hours of Wednesday 21 June, 2017.


She was reported to have been shot at her home in Randburg and has been rushed to the hospital as she plunged into a critical medical condition following the attack.

Buzz SA reports that the actress although in a critical condition has been certified stable by medical personnel.

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Netcare 911 paramedic revealed that they responded to a distress call in the Randburg area, north of Johannesburg, for a shooting incident at 00h07 on Wednesday morning.

Netcare added: “Reports from the scene indicate that several gunmen had entered the premises of a popular actress, shots were fired and she sustained two serious gunshot wounds.”


The paramedic however refused to give more information about the details of the smallholding as the police have since commenced investigations.

“Exact details of the incident and preceding events will, however, remain a subject for police comment. The Netcare 911 Advanced Life Support paramedics and team arrived at the scene and found the actress to be in a serious but stable condition.”

The actress was according to paramedics treated at the scene after sustaining the gunshot wounds and transported to a specialized hospital. She has been placed under the constant care of an Advanced Life Support paramedic.

Speaking on the incident, the Police spokesperson, Colonel Lungelo Dlamini, confirmed the incident to TshisaLIVE adding that officers from Erasmia police station were called to the scene just after midnight.

“Police were called to the house where we were told that a woman had been attacked by armed robbers. We cannot confirm how many suspects there were,” Lungelo said.