Three persons were reportedly killed in Lamontville, Durban in Kwazulu-Natal Province, South Africa, following a shooting incident, this is as four suspects have been nabbed with firearms.
It was gathered that Lamontville Police officers responded to a report of a shooting on Ndlovu Road in Lamontville, and upon arrival at the scene, they discovered a vehicle that was parked on the road.
According to Captain Nqobile Gwala, who issued a statement for the South African Police Service, Office of the Provincial Commissioner KwaZulu-Natal, upon checking the vehicle, operatives found a man who had slumped on the driver’s side with gunshot wounds.
Speaking on how the other deceased persons were found, Gwala said: “ Another man was found inside the boot of the vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds. Both victims were declared dead at the scene by paramedics. Another man, aged 25, emerged from the bushes where he was hiding after he sustained gunshot wounds to the body.
“ He was treated at the scene and taken to hospital for medical attention. A search was also conducted in the bushes and the body of a woman was found with gunshot wounds to the head. Charges of murder and attempted murder were opened for investigation by Lamontville SAPS.
“ Lamontville SAPS worked tirelessly throughout the night trying to trace all the suspects involved. The team traced and managed to arrest four suspects aged 23 and 24 at one of the suspect’s house in Lamontville. The suspects were found in possession of three illegal firearms and eleven rounds of ammunition. ”
He stated that the suspects were found hidden in a taxi that was parked at the same house, and a search conducted in the house led to the discovery of 30 straws of rock cocaine.
“ Another vehicle was found parked at the premises with a flat screen TV inside. The vehicle and the TV was seized by Police for further investigation.
“ The suspects are expected to appear before the Durban Magistrates Court on 20 April, 2021 on charges of murder, attempted murder, illegal possession of firearms and possession of drugs, ” he added.