KZN SAPS say two suspects gunned down in Malvern were driving ‘hijacked’ car

KZN SAPS say two suspects gunned down in Malvern were driving ‘hijacked’ car

KZN police say two suspects shot dead by officers in Durban were using a vehicle believed to have been hijacked in Malvern.

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The men were killed after a high-speed chase in Wentworth, south of Durban on Thursday. 


The province's police spokesperson, Robert Netshiunda, said they had been tracing a vehicle suspected to have been used to commit crimes in the area.

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Netshiunda said when officers spotted the vehicle on Tara Road, they signalled for the driver to stop:


"The occupants of the vehicle decided to defy police's orders and sped off, sparking a high-speed chase which saw a pedestrian sustaining injuries after he was knocked down by the suspect's vehicle. 


"During the chase, the suspects fired shots at the police, and the police returned fire. 


"During the shootout, a police vehicle crashed into a railway track and got stuck. That did not stop the dedicated police officers, who pursued the suspects on foot until the suspect's vehicle came to a standstill after it also crashed.


"Two unknown suspects were found lying dead outside the vehicle," said Netshiunda.

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