Man fires his gun randomly and kills one in the Durban CBD
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DURBAN ‒ Police have opened a case of murder after a man pulled out his gun and fired randomly while drinking with a group of people in the city centre, killing one yesterday.
KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele said it was alleged that Metro Police officers were attending to a noise disturbance at 11pm last night on Diakonia Avenue when the incident occurred.
“While they (Metro Police) were busy trying to remove the assailant who was causing the disturbance, a male who was in a group that was drinking pulled out a firearm and shot randomly.
“A 35-year-old male victim was hit by a bullet under the left arm and was rushed to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries,” she said.
Emer-G-Med spokesperson Kyle van Reenen said paramedics were called to the scene in the Durban CBD following reports of a shooting incident.
“On arrival at the scene, a male, believed to be approximately 35 years of age, was found to be in a critical condition, having suffered a gunshot wound to the chest,” he said.
Van Reenen said advanced life support intervention was needed to stabilise him, before he was transported rapidly by ambulance under the care and monitoring of an Emergency Care Practitioner, to a nearby specialist facility for immediate definitive care.
“Sadly the man’s condition deteriorated later in hospital and he succumbed to his extensive injuries,” he said.
Mbele said the suspect is still at large.
Police said a case of murder was opened at Durban Central police station for investigation.