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Six people including two minors were shot and killed in KwaZulu-Natal. Image: Pixabay

KZN police search for killers who murdered six women, injured five people

Children aged two and five are among the six people that were shot and killed in Entshele, Ezakheni in KwaZulu-Natal.

six shot and killed

Six people including two minors were shot and killed in KwaZulu-Natal. Image: Pixabay

KwaZulu-Natal police have activated the 72-hour mobilisation of maximum resources in search of an unknown number of suspects who shot and killed six women and injured four others in the Entshele area in Ezakheni.

The incident happened on Monday night, 17 June. 

SIX WERE SHOT AND KILLED IN KWAZULU-NATAL 

South African Police Service (SAPS) spokesperson in KwaZulu-Natal, Colonel Robert Netshiunda, said information at their disposal indicates that twelve people were travelling in a bakkie on Helpmekaar Road when another vehicle approached, and its occupants opened fire at the bakkie. 

Sadly, six women aged 37, two 17-year-olds, a 15-year-old, and girl children aged five and two were declared dead at the scene

Netshiunda said two men and three more women survived the shooting with injuries and were rushed to hospital. A 21-year-old woman escaped the shooting unharmed. 

“The motive of the killing has not yet been established, and police are appealing to anyone who might have information regarding the whereabouts of the suspects to contact the nearest police station or call the crime stop number 08600 10111,” he said. 

SIX SUSPECTS KILLED IN SEPARATE INCIDENTS

In another recent incident, six alleged suspects were shot dead in two separate incidents.

South African Police Service (SAPS) spokesperson in KwaZulu-Natal, Brigadier Jay Naicker, said four men who were suspected to be behind a string of cash-in-transit robberies in the province were shot and fatally wounded in an early morning shootout with police in Camperdown.

Naicker said a team of police officers from various units, including the Hawks, gathered intelligence regarding the suspects’ whereabouts. 

“When police announced their arrival at the identified house, they were greeted with a hail of bullets from the suspects.

“The police officers returned fire, and during the shootout, four suspects sustained fatal gunshot wounds. Three firearms were found in the possession of the suspects,” Naicker explained.