Bystander shot in KZN taxi shoot-out

2013-10-28 14:33

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Johannesburg - Five people were shot and wounded on Monday in a shooting in Ntuzuma, Durban north, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

Two men from the Pisang and Ntuzuma taxi associations were involved in the shooting at Ntuzuma New Road around 08:00, police spokesperson Thulani Zwane said.

Both were wounded.

It was not immediately clear whether they were shooting at each other.

Zwane said three other people were wounded - two who were sitting in a taxi and a 45-year-old woman bystander.

They were taken to nearby hospitals.

"After paramedics placed the female on a ventilator and... immobilised her on a trauma board they transported her to a provincial hospital," Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said.

Police found about 20 R5 rifle cartridges on the scene.

Zwane said five cases of attempted murder were being investigated, and no arrests had been made.

"The motive for the shooting is unknown at this stage," Zwane said.

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