Police in KZN are combing the scene of a fatal shooting on the N2 Northbound between Gingingdlovu and Mandeni
At least two people have been confirmed dead, following a shooting on the N2 Northbound between Gingingdlovu and Mandeni in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN).
According to IPSS Rescue, the incident occurred on Wednesday afternoon, 28 April 2021.
“A short while ago, IPSS Medical Rescues paramedics responded to the N2 Northbound between Gingingdlovu and Mandeni, for reports of a shooting,” IPSS Rescue spokesperson Paul Herbst said in a statement.
One person managed to survive the shooting and is currently fighting for their life in hospital.
When paramedics arrived at the scene, they discovered the victims in a vehicle which was riddled with bullet holes.
“On arrival it was established that a vehicle had been traveling towards Gingingdlovu when a vehicle allegedly pulled alongside their vehicle, and opened fire with high calibre rifles. The occupants attempted to escape the hail of bullets but unfortunately two persons sustained fatal injuries,” Herbst said.
Members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) in KZN are currently at the scene and trying to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident.
It isn’t clear if they’ll be opening a case of murder and attempted murder.
“The third person is in a critical condition under the care of IPSS Medical Rescue advanced life support paramedics. The motive for the shooting is unknown. The South African Police Services are in attendance.”
Meanwhile approximately 100 kilometers further, in Cottonlands, near Verulam, a family was attacked by gunmen while driving in their car.
A 31-year-old man who was driving the vehicle was reportedly shot in the face during the attack. The man’s sister sustained injuries after jumping out the moving vehicle to escape.
The siblings father and uncle were with them during the shooting but they were unharmed.
“The 31 year old panel beater explained that he was travelling to Verulam with three members of his family when a white Chevrolet Aveo hatch back overtook their vehicle as they slowed down at a speed bump. Without warning the occupants of the Chevrolet Aveo opened fire on them,” said Prem Balram, the director of Reaction Unit South Africa (Rusa).