Durban riddled with bullets
Durban has had three shooting incidents in the past two days, all of which had fatalities.
The first one happened in Inchanga where an 18-month-old-baby, a school girl and the 37-year-old driver were killed when the taxi they were travelling in was shot at multiple times. Although the motive is not known yet, it is suspected to be part of a taxi turf war that has been going on for a few months. No arrests have yet been made and investigations continue.
The second incident saw a 30 year old woman who was found lying in the middle of the road towards the M7 near Pinetown, with multiple gunshot wounds. She was allegedly shot inside an unknown vehicle and dumped in the middle of the road. Police are investigating a case of attempted murder.
The third incident saw two men who were shot dead in a vehicle, in the Umbilo area on Thursday morning.
According to Brigadier Jay Naidoo, a blue Toyota Corolla was travelling along Umbilo Road when they were confronted by unknown persons travelling in a white SUV.
“The occupants of the white SUV allegedly opened fire on the Toyota Corolla, both the driver as well as the passenger of the Toyota Corolla sustained multiple gunshot wounds and passed away on the scene,” said Naidoo.
He added that the motive of the attack is still unknown.
The Umbilo SAPS are investigating a double murder.