Two dead and two injured in three shooting incudents around Durban

Two people were shot and killed while two others were injured in three separate shooting incidents around Durban on Wednesday.

In the first shooting, a man believed to beca taxi owner was shot in an apparent hit. It’s alleged that he parked his taxi at the Tongaat Department of Home Affairs office when a man clad in all black clothing alighted from a Toyota Corolla parked nearby and shot him four times.

According to IPSS, the man died on the spot.

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Amanzimtoti shooting

On the same day, across Durban, a man was shot dead at Seadoone Mall in Doonside in Amanzimtoti at about 17h00.

“The victim was 57 years old. It is alleged that he ran into the parking area when he was shot. He sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was declared dead on the scene,” Amanzimtoti police station communications officer, Captain Charlene van der Spuy told Durban Sun.

CCPO Crime wrote on their Facebook page, saying, “Active crime scene at Seadoone Mall; please avoid the area. A shooting has occurred; all necessary responders are at the scene.”

According to a bystander, the man was lying on the ground in the middle of the parking area near Woolworths. “I was there when the man was shot. It looked like a hit. The suspects got out, shot him, and then got back into their car and drove off.”

Van der Spuy said the motive for the shooting has not been confirmed at this stage as the investigation is ongoing.

A case of murder is being investigated.

Bluff shooting

In the third shooting at a shopping centre in Bluff, two people were targeted.

Emer-G-Med Paramedics attended the shooting scene at a shopping centre in Tara Road on the Bluff in Durban.

According to preliminary reports from the scene, two adults sustained gunshot wounds with one person being left in critical condition.

Advanced Life Support paramedics were called in to stabilize the injured before taking them to a nearby hospital for further definitive care.

“The facts surrounding the incident and the events preceding it are unclear and will form the subject of a South African Police Services investigation,” wrote Emer-G-Med.


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