Multiple shots fired in a Pietermariztburg neighborhood

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Multiple gunshots were fired near Napierville
Multiple gunshots were fired near Napierville
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Napierville residents had to cancel their Friday afternoon plans as they feared falling victim to some of the multiple gunshots that were fired in the area.

According to a resident, who asked not to be named for safety reasons, multiple gunshots were fired in the air by unknown people who were walking around Sherwood Road.

“These shots were right outside my house. I was supposed to go to a community meeting but had to cancel for my safety,” he said.

“They fired five or six shots in a row. I believe the shots were coming from handguns.”

Residents believe the gunshots might be related to a prison warden’s funeral but they had not been any confirmation of that.

 “We heard there was a prison warden’s funeral near New Prison and that is why they were firing shots,” said a resident from Morcom Road, in Prestbury.

“It all sounded like a war zone with all the shots fired but no one can confirm the actual reason for these shots.”

Pietermaritzburg SAPS spokesperson, Sergeant Mthokozisi Ngobese, said the incident was not reported the police. He said he was also not aware of the reason for the gunshots fired in Napierville and surroundings.

“I don’t dismiss that there were gunshots fired but the police were not informed,” said Ngobese.


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