Three injured during suspected shoot-out

2018-11-06 06:01
PHOTO: BLUE SECURITYAfter taking fire from the assailants, the driver of the victim’s vehicle lost control and crashed, resulting in the car rolling.

PHOTO: BLUE SECURITYAfter taking fire from the assailants, the driver of the victim’s vehicle lost control and crashed, resulting in the car rolling.

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

THREE people were injured in a shoot-out when suspects allegedly opened fire on a vehicle it was driving near Milky Way Road in Shongweni on Sunday afternoon.

Blue Security community and media liaison officer Andreas Mathios said that reports from the scene indicated that four people were on their way home from the funeral of a taxi industry operator in KwaNdengezi when the shooting occurred at around 2.10 pm.

“Reports from the scene indicate that unknown suspects used an AK47 and a 9mm pistol to open fire on the victims’ vehicle.

“The driver whose vehicle was being shot at lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the gate of a property in Milky Way Road. The vehicle rolled during the crash.

“It is believed that at least three people were injured during the shooting. Their friends arrived at the scene and transported them to hospital.

“It is unclear at this stage whether the suspects had followed the victims’ vehicle or whether they had been lying in ambush before opening fire,” Mathios said.

Netcare 911 Paramedics and the SAPS attended the scene of the crime.

The incident is being investigated.

— Supplied.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.