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1 Sep 2021
12:51 pm

Another mass shooting in KZN: 11 people killed in three days

Citizen Reporter

On Tuesday night, five people were shot and killed in W Section in Umlazi.

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At least 11 people have been reportedly killing in mass shootings in Umlazi township, KwaZulu-Natal, this week alone.

On Tuesday night, five people were shot and killed in W Section, while three others sustained serious injuries. This follows the killing of six people on Sunday who were shot in U Section.

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Reports suggest that a group of people were in a house when three unknown gunmen, armed with 9mm pistols attacked them.

“The victims sustained serious injuries on the head and the upper body. The three who were injured were rushed to a nearby hospital for emergency medical attention,” the office of KZN community safety MEC, Peggy Nkonyeni, said in a statement.

Among the items founds at the crime scene were 37 cartridges, two spent bullets and a live round of ammunition.

Nkonyeni condemned the recent killings in Umlazi and called on police to speed up their investigations in order to get to the bottom of them.

“I want to express my concern regarding the recent brutal killings that have happened at Umlazi. What worries me the most is that the majority of people who are involved are very young,” Nkonyeni said.

“I can’t even start to imagine how their families are receiving the sad news.”

Compiled by Thapelo Lekabe