Taxi driver critical after shooting

2015-12-08 22:45
(File, Nielen de Klerk, News24)

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Durban – A taxi driver is in a critical condition after he sustained several gunshot wounds late on Tuesday while driving along the R82 in Kibler Park.

ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak said paramedics responded to the scene where they found four patients involved in a shooting incident.

"Three people, including a 6-month old baby, sustained minor injuries. It is understood they were occupants in the taxi during the shooting incident. The driver of the taxi was found with multiple gunshot wounds to his upper and lower body.

"Paramedics stabilised the driver on the scene before rushing him to a nearby hospital for further treatment. The three people that sustained minor injuries were transported by another service to a nearby hospital."

Vermaak said bystanders explained that a vehicle apparently pulled up next to the driving taxi and opened fire.

"This is yet to be confirmed by the police that attended the incident."

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