Elon Musk’s dad shot dead three armed intruders as daughter, 6, clung to his leg

Elon Musk 's dad shot dead three armed intruders with "one bullet going through two of them" as his six-year-old daughter clung to his leg.

Scandal-ridden Errol Musk has given his account of how he killed three armed intruders, Clint Eastwood-style, in South Africa, in an exclusive interview.

The 76-year-old gave the full gory details of the 1998 gunfight for the first time, which occurred at a rental property he owned in Johannesburg, while his daughter, Ali, was present.

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Errol had gone to check on the unfurnished, empty house in the upmarket financial district of Sandton, which was being painted before new tenants moved in.

When Errol and his daughter arrived at the property, around 5pm local time, Ali said she wanted to take a bath.

As Errol searched for a towel he says he was confronted by a gang of seven men in the lounge area, who opened fire on him upon sight.

He says he miraculously survived the hail of bullets and raced to the main bedroom to grab his .357 Magnum, which he had left on a top shelf out of Ali's reach.

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"As soon as they saw me, they started shooting at me," he said.

"They opened up on me. I killed three. One bullet went through two of them.

"I took the first guy out through the head.

"The police found him with the top of his head missing.

"I was using hollow point ammunition, so the round broke up, and the shrapnel hit the guy behind him in the chest.

"They ran as soon as I fired my first shot."

Just one of the intruders remained and snuck down the hallway as the others fled.

Errol says he spotted him and fired his second shot.

He said: "We both fired at the same time. I hit him in the groin, and I thought he had hit me. I looked down to see where I was shot."

The former engineer says he was standing behind a partially open vinyl expandable door that saved his life, as a 9mm round was later found embedded in the frame's inch-wide aluminum upright.

"The bullet hit it dead centre; otherwise, it would have hit me square in the chest," Errol revealed.

The Tesla tycoon's father says the sharpshooter skills he displayed that day had previously led him to win South African National Defence Force's shooting championships.

Asked if he is some Clint Eastwood, he replied: "Well, you can say so. Yeah, why not?"

Errol said that at the sound of gunfire, Ali, now 29, ran to him and stood, naked and shivering.

He said: "She was next to me during the whole thing. She clung to me like a monkey but kept quiet through the whole thing. She didn't scream or cry."

Errol says his daughter later told a trauma psychologist that she felt OK about the shooting "because my dad won."

The police arrived an hour and a half later and searched the property, finding the third victim who had managed to flee the house after being wounded.

Officers collected 52 shells from 9mm handguns and estimated that at least six pistols were fired at Errol.

Errol says he lost hearing in his right due to the gunfight, but it was "a cheap price to pay."

Speaking about his dad in the past, Elon has referred to him as a "terrible human being," adding: "Almost every evil thing you could possibly think of, he has done."


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