Man and toddler killed, six injured in mystery KZN shooting

2019-11-27 07:40
The bullet-ridden car in which two people, including a toddler, were shot dead.

The bullet-ridden car in which two people, including a toddler, were shot dead. (Supplied)

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Two people have been killed, including a 2-year-old girl, and six others left injured, including a 3-year-old boy, following a shooting in the Nkanyzini in Cato Ridge, KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday. 

ER24 paramedics, along with other services, arrived on the scene to find the local authorities already in attendance. ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said

"On closer inspection, medics found an SUV in the middle of the small road. A man and a 2-year-old girl were found lying inside the vehicle. Medics assessed the two and found that they had sustained numerous gunshot wounds and showed no signs of life. Nothing could be done for them and they were declared dead," Meiring said. 

A short time later, medics were informed that six other patients, that had been in the vehicle at the time of the shooting, had been transported privately to a nearby clinic.

"At the clinic, medics assessed the patients and found that a 3-year-old was in a critical condition while five adults had sustained minor to moderate injuries.

"The patients were treated for their injuries and the critically injured child provided with advanced life support interventions. Once treated, the child was airlifted by the AMS Medical Helicopter to a nearby hospital while the five adults were transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital."

The details surrounding this incident are not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.

Police could not be reached for comment. Once received, more information will be added. 

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