Woman shot and knocked down during alleged ‘gang war’

An attempted murder case has been opened after a 50-year-old woman was shot and knocked down by a speeding car during a shooting in Merebank, Durban, earlier today.

An attempted murder case has been opened after a 50-year-old woman was shot and knocked down by a speeding car during a shooting in Merebank, Durban, earlier today.

Austin Lowe, 17, the driver of the vehicle that accidently knocked down the woman, claimed, “My four passengers and I were visiting friends when another car pulled up next to us”, Rising Sun Chatsworthreported.

Four men allegedly jumped out of the car, ran to the boot and pulled out knives.

It was believed the victims and the men from the other vehicle got into an altercation resulting in one of the Lowe’s passengers being stabbed.

The men stabbed Lowe’s friend twice in both knees and fled the scene.

“However, after a while, the men returned, this time armed with guns. They started firing at us. During this time, a woman was shot by the men,” said Lowe.

Merebank rank manager and son-in-law of the injured woman, John Ngcobo, said he wants justice to take its course.

“I spoke to my mother-in-law about an hour before the incident. I was speechless when I found out that she had been shot.

“She was an innocent individual who was caught up in this ‘gang war’,” said Ngcobo.

Those involved have been taken in for questioning.

Wentworth police are investigating the matter further.

In a separate incident last month, a 52-year-old woman was shot in the chest and died at the scene in Erasmia, Pretoria.

It was alleged neighbours phoned the police after they heard gun shots.

The suspects allegedly made off with jewellery and an undisclosed amount of money.

No arrests have been made.

– Caxton News Service


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