Five killed in Hawks shoot-out

2016-12-08 06:01


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FIVE men were killed during a shoot-out with Durban Hawks on the N2 freeway between Port Shepstone and Shelly Beach on Monday evening.

The DPCI members were following up information on a group of armed robbers who were travelling in a vehicle from the Eastern Cape to Durban.

The driver of the vehicle ignored warnings to stop instead the occupants allegedly opened fire on the members resulting in a shoot-out and a high-speed chase.

Shortly after, the suspects’ vehicle came to a standstill and all the five suspects were declared dead.

The five suspects have been positively linked to two cases of murder and robbery in Mpumalanga and Mariannhill­ in Durban.

One assault rifle - AK47 - and two unlicenced 9mm pistols, several cell phones and undisclosed amount of cash were found. - Supplied.

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