One killed, two more wounded in Durban shooting


One man was killed, while two more were wounded during a dramatic shooting in Durban North on Sunday afternoon.

The circumstances behind the shooting remain unclear and are the subject of a police investigation.

Nevertheless, it took place just off North Coast Road in Briardene.

“One of the males believed to be in his late twenties sustained fatal gunshot wounds and was declared deceased on the scene,” said Netcare spokesperson Shawn Herbst on Sunday.

“The Ethekwini Fire and Rescue Services had to be called to set up a ‘rope and basket’ system to lower the injured from the railway tracks where the patients were found. Both males were treated on scene by an Advanced life support paramedic and transported to hospital for further treatment,” added Herbst.