Business robbery, attempted murder probed after Durban CBD shooting

Business robbery, attempted murder probed after Durban CBD shooting

Police in KwaZulu-Natal have launched a manhunt for suspects involved in a shooting in the Durban CBD.

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The cops were called to the scene where seven people were shot by unknown suspects on Victoria Street on Friday afternoon. 

SAPS spokesperson Robert Netshiunda said they are investigating a case of business robbery and seven counts of attempted murder. 

"Police responded to reports of multiple shooting and upon arrival, seven people were found lying on the roadway with mild to moderate injuries.”

He said preliminary investigations pointed to a business robbery.

"Police have thus far established that two suspects entered inside a shop while two more suspects guarded the door. Inside the shop the suspects allegedly robbed the teller of an undisclosed amount of money. Some of the suspects reportedly fled from the scene in a gateway vehicle whereas others fled on foot," he said.

Reports indicate that a security officer who was in the vicinity gave chase to the suspects who were fleeing from the scene on foot. 

"One suspect allegedly fired shots at the security guard and injured him. Six more civilians were reported injured when the suspect fired shots randomly,” said Netshiunda.

Two women and five men, including the security guard, were taken to hospital for medical attention.

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