Earlier yesterday, it was reported that an actress who was shot in Randburg had to be rushed to the hospital.
However, Buzz South Africa has confirmed that the actress who was shot is Celia Kriel. Though not very regular in the industry, Kriel has appeared in small cameo roles in popular soapies like Generations and 7de Laan.
The actress is said to be in a critical but stable condition in the hospital after she was shot by the intruders at her home in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
According to Netcare 911 paramedics, they had responded to a smallholding in the Randburg area, north of Johannesburg, for a shooting incident at 00h07 on Wednesday morning.
“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,” Netcare said.
While it’s been confirmed that the Afrikaans soapie star shot at her home is in serious but stable condition, Netcare refused to reveal much details, leaving the rest for the police.
“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.”
Netcare said the actress was given first aid treatment at the scene of the shooting before she was then transported to a specialised hospital under the constant care of an Advanced Life Support paramedic.
Meanwhile, police spokesperson Colonel Lungelo Dlamini is yet to make an official statement on the matter. This after confirming that officers from Erasmia police station were called to the scene just after midnight to attend to an alleged housebreaking.