‘Drug-related’ shootings leaves 14 dead in KZN

‘Drug-related’ mass shootings leaves 14 dead in KZN

Two mass shootings have claimed the lives of 14 people in KwaZulu-Natal in separate incidents believed to be drug-related.



Officers responded to an incident in the Richmond area, after residents at Esigcakini Location heard gunshots coming from a home on Friday night.


They went to investigate.


According to neighbours, at 21:00 they heard gunshots emanating from the homestead and proceeded to investigate,” says police spokesperson Jay Naicker.

“That is when they discovered that eight people were killed and two were injured in the attack on the homestead. 

“The deceased are aged between 15 to 41 years old and one of the deceased is a 17-year-old female.


Naicker says investigators are appealing for more information from members of the Midlands community.


On Friday afternoon, six men, including a 17-year-old boy, were gunned down in Amaoti, north of Durban.


Naicker says according to reports from the scene, three triggermen opened fire on the group.

“At this stage information gathered from the scene indicates that the deceased were seated behind the tuck shop, consuming drugs and that the attack might be drug-related.”


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