Man shot dead, one injured during shooting at KZN rank

2019-06-24 15:07
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A man has been shot dead during a shooting at the Isipingo taxi rank in KwaZulu-Natal on Monday morning.

According to the Alpha Alarms Facebook page, the man who was believed to be a passenger, was sitting in a vehicle with the driver (believed to be a rank manager) when they were allegedly attacked by three men who fired shots and then fled. The alleged rank manager sustained injuries and was rushed to the hospital.

“Metro Police, Isipingo SAPS and Alpha Alarms responded to the scene of a fatal shooting which occurred outside Chester Meats on Inwabi Road in Isipingo Rail, a short while ago. One person, believed to be a passenger in a van was shot dead whilst the driver, alleged to be a rank manager, was also shot, and was rushed to hospital in a critical condition. According to information, the driver and passenger were seated in the vehicle, when they were allegedly approached by three men on foot who fired shots and fled. No description of the suspects could be obtained and the suspects fled on foot into the busy surroundings. The circumstances surrounding the shooting are unknown and are subject to police investigation,” they wrote.

Speaking to DRUM, Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane from the KZN SAPS, confirmed that the incident had occurred and said the causes were not yet known.“We can confirm a shooting that took place today at 8:00 on Inwabi Road in Isipingo. It is alleged that two males were shot by three suspects, one was confirmed dead at the scene while the other victim was taken to hospital for medical attention. It is unknown what caused the shooting,” he told DRUM.


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