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KZN: ‘Wild West’ shootout leaves armed civilian dead

An armed civilian has been killed in Cornubia, KZN on Thursday morning. It’s believed the deceased was involved in another shooting earlier.

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Bullets have been flying in the Cornubia region of KZN this morning after an alleged gunman was shot down in an alleged ‘revenge attack’. The deceased was believed to have been involved in a shooting in Blackburn, before a group of armed suspects tracked him down and exacted their own brutal vigilantism.

Violence erupts in Cornubia

The incident took place near the Virgin Active Gym at the Cornubia Shopping Mall. A bystander alerted a nearby security team about the gunfire, and officers found a male ‘bleeding profusely’ at the scene. Upon his person were two pistols, thought to have been used in a previous shooting.

It’s understood that the gang who shot down their supposed rival made a swift escape in a getaway car. Paramedics arrived to treat the wounded gunman, but he succumbed to his injuries before he could receive hospital treatment.

KZN: Police to probe ‘Wild West’ shootout

Police are working to establish what exactly led to this explosion of violence. First responders issued the following statement, confirming that a spent cartridge was recovered from the scene:

“A man armed with two pistols has been shot dead outside the Cornubia Shopping Mall in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) a short while ago. A member of Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) was flagged by a shopper near the Virgin Active Gym at the corner Allamanda and Tecoma Road in Cornubia and informed of a shooting.”

“The Reaction Officer responded swiftly and found an unknown male bleeding profusely from a gunshot wound to his body. Two pistols were found tucked into his belt. Paramedics were dispatched to the scene and declared the man deceased upon arrival, although he has not been immediately identified.”

“According to a witness, two armed suspects opened fire on the victim and fled in an awaiting vehicle. The deceased was allegedly involved in a shooting in Blackburn. He was tracked down and shot by members of the community. This information has not been verified. A spent cartridge was recovered on the scene.”

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