Woman dies, another wounded in KZN shooting

2014-07-23 09:14

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Pietermaritzburg - A woman was shot dead and another was wounded in a shooting in Pietermaritzburg, paramedics in KwaZulu-Natal said on Wednesday.

The shooting occurred in Privet Road, Raisethorpe, on Tuesday night, said Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha.

When paramedics and other services arrived at the scene they found that both women had life-threatening wounds and worked to stabilise them.

One woman died on the scene and the other was taken to hospital for further treatment.

"Exact detail to the cause of the shooting is still speculative and will remain a subject for police investigation," said Botha.

Police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker confirmed the incident.

"On 22 July 2014 [Tuesday] at about 9pm... two females aged 24 and 29 were found with gunshot wounds inside their place of residence at Parkview squatter camp," he said.

The 24-year-old died at the scene and the other was taken to hospital in a critical condition. The motive for the killing was unknown at this stage.

He said police were investigating a case of murder and attempted murder, and no arrests had yet been made.

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