North West mom shot dead, son injured

Johannesburg - A 47-year-old woman has been shot dead and her son wounded in Lerome village near Mogwase, North West police said on Thursday.

Two men attacked the two on Wednesday night, police spokesperson Thulani Ngubane said.

The woman was sleeping in her house with her four children when they heard a knock on the door.

"One of her sons went to unlock, but was shot in the chest while opening."

Ngubane said the two men went to the bedroom where the woman was sleeping and shot her. The other children were unharmed.

The wounded 21-year-old son was taken to hospital in a stable condition.

Ngubane said the motive for the killing was not known and police were searching for the men.