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Four men believed to be bouncers were shot outside a Durban nightclub. Image via Pixabay/Stevebp

Businessman and bystander shot during robbery in KZN

A businessman and a bystander were allegedly shot during a robbery in Mhlasini, KZN. The criminals made off with cash.

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Four men believed to be bouncers were shot outside a Durban nightclub. Image via Pixabay/Stevebp

A businessman and a bystander were shot during a robbery at a general dealer in Mhlasini in Everest Heights in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) on Thursday. 

Multiple gunshots were reportedly fired outside the business which prompted the community to seek assistance. 

BUSINESSMAN AND BYSTANDER SHOT IN KZN BUSINESS ROBBERY 

According to Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA), on arrival, it was established that suspects entered the business and held up the owner and his partner. They allegedly stole an undisclosed amount of cash before they fired multiple shots. One of the victims was struck in the leg while his partner was locked in a room. 

A 25 year old bystander who was assisting his brother with construction at his home across the road heard the shots and flashed his torch at the store and  the suspects who were busy with the robbery fired shots in his direction. He was struck on his left femur. 

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A spent catridge found on scene. Image: Reaction Unit South Africa.

“The robbers then sped off in a grey Toyota Avanza. The getaway vehicle was not fitted with registration plates. 

“The businessman was transported privately to hospital prior to the arrival of Reaction Officers while the injured bystander was stabilised on scene by Medics before being transported to a medical facility by ambulance. The victims were unable to confirm how many suspects were involved in the robbery.”

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Seven spent 9mm cartridges were reportedly recovered at the scene.

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