13/03/2007 13:52 - (SA)
Johannesburg - A farmer has been shot dead on his North West farm, SABC news reported on Tuesday.
Police spokesperson Louis Jacobs said Hans Pienaar, 64, left his house on Mooiplaas farm between Schweizer-Reneke and Bloemhof to investigate why his dogs were barking.
"Numerous shots were fired at him. He was hit in the head and back and died on the scene."
His wife, 56, also went out to investigate and was shot and injured.
She got into her car and drove to a neighbour for assistance.
Police were not sure how many attackers were involved. Investigators found spent 9mm cartridges on the scene.