Three killed in police shoot-out

2015-11-28 16:27
Police officers at the scene of the KwaMashut shooting. (Jeff Wicks, News24)

Police officers at the scene of the KwaMashut shooting. (Jeff Wicks, News24)

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Johannesburg- Three people were killed at the KwaMashu hostel in KwaZuluNatal on Saturday morning when police exchanged gun fire with a group of gun-wielding men.

Members of the SAPS National Intervention Unit, Hawks, K9 Unit, Durban Flying Squad, KwaMashu police and KZN War Room conducted an intelligence driven operation following an investigation into a gang that was involved in the Seven Oaks shoot-out.

Spokesperson, Brigadier Jay Naicker said police proceeded to Kholwa Road, KwaMashu Hostel where they approached a house where the gunmen were playing pool at the time.

“Police introduced themselves and the gunmen started shooting. Police returned fire and in the ensuing gun battle, three men were fatally wounded whilst the others fled. Police recovered three firearms from the deceased, which included two pistols and a revolver with their serial numbers filed off,” said Naicker.

Cases of attempted murder and inquest were opened at the KwaMashu police station. Naicker said the recovered firearms would be sent for ballistic testing to ascertain if they were used in any other crimes in the country.

“Police will continue with the investigation to arrest those that are still on the run,” he said.

KwaZulu-Natal Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni called on communities to work with police and to become whistle blowers.

''It is disturbing that these wanted men were hiding out in the hostel. We urge the community residing in the hostel not to harbour criminals. This type of behaviour is contributing to serious and violent crimes in the hostel,” she said.

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