Five members of the same family have been killed in a massacre that claimed six lives near Hammarsdale, KwaZulu-Natal, police said on Thursday.Police spokesperson Brigadier Jay Naicker said 10 people were in a homestead in the Mpumalanga area near Hammarsdale, just outside Durban, when they heard gunshots.READ | Alleged gunman behind Elsies River massacre claims he saw real shooters flee sceneNaicker said it was believed that the assailants fired shots through the window and door at around 20:30, killing six people.Of the six, five were from the same family. The sixth was identified as a neighbour."A 3-year-old child was rushed to a clinic. Three of the family members who were also watching TV were not injured. The motive for the killing is unknown at this stage. Police are investigating to establish a possible motive."He added that a shotgun and 9mm pistol were used."A number of rounds were found at the crime scene."