Woman shot dead in Cowies Hill

2015-06-08 16:31
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Durban - The quiet of Cowies Hill was shattered when a woman was shot and killed - allegedly by her boyfriend - after an argument at a home on Monday afternoon.

Police and paramedics rushed to the Rockhaven Road home to find that the woman, 55, had been felled by a single gunshot wound. Her boyfriend, 66, was arrested at the scene.

An emergency first responder, who could not be named as he was not authorised to speak to the press, said the woman had sustained a single gunshot wound to the chest.

“When we arrived at the house, we found that the woman was lying on her back and had been shot once in the chest. The medics attended to her, but sadly there was nothing that they could do,” he said.

“One man was detained at the scene and a firearm was recovered. At this stage the evidence gathered at the scene suggests that the two had had a verbal altercation before the shooting,” the source said. 

Police spokesperson Major Thulani Zwane confirmed that the police had detained the man and said he would appear in the Pinetown Magistrate's Court soon. 

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