A man has been shot multiple times in his car by unknown suspects in Westville, KwaZulu-Natal, police have said.
Provincial police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala confirmed the incident, saying they were investigating a case of attempted murder.
“There was indeed a shooting [at the] corner of Buckingham Terrance and Mainstone Road in Westville. The man was shot by unknown suspects driving a vehicle.”
She said they could not yet confirm the extent of his injuries and that paramedics were on the scene.
Rescue Care paramedics spokesperson Garrith Jamieson said in a short statement a shooting incident had occurred near Westville Mall, adding it was believed one person had been shot multiple times. He added that a passenger had sustained minor injuries.
In late November, police thwarted a business robbery near Village Market, also in Westville.
After accosting employees at a business premises, assailants took an undisclosed amount of cash and left.
As they were attempting to flee the scene, they were confronted by the police and a shootout ensued, killing one suspect.