Umhlanga Beach

A man has been shot dead after he allegedly tried to rob another man who was with his wife and child on the Umhlanga Beach Whale-bone Pier, north of Durban.

Medi Response paramedics responded to a report of a shooting at the iconic site at about 10h45 on Tuesday.

“It was reported that a man was standing with his wife and child watching the beach when a male arrived and attempted to attack him,” said Medi Response.

It’s alleged that the man drew out a gun and shot the attacker in the stomach.

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The alleged shooter was apprehended by private security officers.

Paramedics initiated advanced life support resuscitation on the victim, but after extensive attempts, the man was declared dead on the scene, Medi Response said, adding that police are investigating.

SAPS did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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