Man in ICU after ‘road rage shooting’

2014-11-04 00:00

A RAISETHORPE man was fighting for his life in intensive care late yesterday after being shot in central Pietermaritzburg.

Kevlin Naidoo was shot in the stomach in what is suspected to have been a “road rage” incident on Sunday night.

The shooting occured on the corner of Jabu Ndlovu (Loop Street) and Retief Street.

The Witness managed to piece together the events of the night from several sources.

The 27-year-old Naidoo had reportedly been driving his silver Mazda 3 behind a municipal refuse truck when he allegedly overtook the truck and crossed into the path of another vehicle heading towards him.

They managed to pass each other, but the other vehicle allegedly turned around, overtook him and stopped in front of his car.

An argument ensued.

The Witness was told that a group of women in the other car who were allegedly being transported to or from a church, were also angry and were screaming at Naidoo. While the heated exchange was going on the driver of the red Toyota Auris car transporting the women allegedly removed his gun from his vehicle, shot Naidoo and drove off.

Naidoo was rushed to Grey’s Hospital where he underwent surgery. By late yesterday he was reportedly still in a critical condition.

Attempts to contact members of his family yesterday were unsuccessful.

Police spokesperson Major Thulani Zwane said a case of attempted murder was opened, but no arrests had been made and an investigation is underway.

• khanyisani.dlomo@witness.co.za

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.