Clermont mass shooting

Six people were shot dead and another one was seriously injured when gunmen opened fire on their room at an informal settlement in Clermont, west of Durban, on Friday night.

Brigadier Jay Naicker said that the seven men were in a room within the informal settlement when unknown persons opened fire into the abode.

After the mass shooting, the gunmen fled from the scene and have not yet been apprehended.

“Charges of murder and attempted murder are being investigated by the Provincial Organised Crime Unit,” said Naicker.

He said detectives from the Provincial Organised Crime Unit were appealing to members of the community to come forward with information that will assist them in arresting those behind the killing of the six people.

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Community members are urged to come forward with any information that will assist investigators. All information will be treated with confidentiality and residents are encouraged to contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or use the MYSAPS APP to share information, Naicker said.

Reacting to the incidents of mass shootings, KZN Premier Nomusa Dube-Ncube called on police to scour every corner of the province and strain every nerve in their bodies in finding the gunmen involved in the spate of mass shootings in the province at the weekend that claimed the lives of 11 people.

Dube-Ncube expressed utter outrage after learning about the callous mass shootings.

“We send our deepest condolences to the families and relatives of all those who lost their lives as a result of these senseless murders.

“We unreservedly condemn in the strongest terms possible the brutal murder of 11 people in Ndwedwe and Clermont in two separate incidents at the weekend and call on the police to scour every nook and cranny of the province and to strain every nerve in their bodies to find the perpetrators of this horrendous act so that they can be brought to book,” Dube-Ncube said.

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