Suspected hijackers shot dead in Durban

2013-08-08 14:12
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Durban - Two suspected hijackers were shot and killed during a shoot-out with police in KwaMashu B section, Durban, on Thursday morning.

Police say they were informed at about 07:30 of a hijacking which took place in the Springfield area.

The K9 unit in the area spotted the hijacked vehicle, a BMW, on Inanda Road and gave chase.

In their attempt to get away, the suspects crashed the vehicle into the boundary wall of a house off Queen Nandi Drive. The vehicle burst into flames at the scene.

A shoot-out ensued between the suspects and the police when they allegedly tried to flee the scene.

One suspect was shot dead near the vehicle while the other was killed while fleeing into the yard of a nearby house.


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