Durban - Two suspected house robbers were shot and killed and a third was critically wounded in Durban North on Thursday night.
A well placed police source, who could not be named as he is not authorised to speak the media, told News24 that four men had forced their way inside a home in Welwitchia Avenue in Glen Hills.
"Four men in a Golf 7 GTI had forced the gate open and reversed inside the property before they used a 10 pound hammer to break down the front door," he said.
"A neighbour heard the commotion and took on the men. Two of the gunmen were found inside the house a third died from gunshot wounds in the back garden."
"These guys were professionals and were wearing gloves and balaclavas. The car they were using had been stolen in Chatsworth," the source added.
Paramedics treated the injured man at the scene before was transported to a city hospital under police guard.
A fourth suspect is understood to be at large.
Police recovered two firearms at the scene and the
homeowners were uninjured in the hail of bullets.