Three suspects were killed during a shootout with police as they fled the scene of the taxi shooting.
- Three suspects were killed in a shootout with police as they fled the scene of the taxi shooting.
- Five passengers were injured after the gunmen opened fire.
- The suspects opened fire on police officers as they fled the scene.
Three suspects were killed in a shootout with KwaZulu-Natal police after they allegedly shot at taxi occupants.
The taxi was traveling from City Bridge in Kwamasho to Umzini on Friday around 5:30 p.m., when the driver spotted another minibus following him.
“When the taxi arrived in the Umzini area, the occupants of the other vehicle opened fire at the taxi laden with passengers,” said police spokesman Brigadier General Jay Naiker.
“The driver ran away from him [the] On the spot and when he returned to the vehicle, he realized that five female passengers were injured. The injured were taken to local health facilities for medical treatment. “
Police in the area heard the shots and immediately responded. The gunmen fled the scene, and police chased them, Naiker said.
“The suspects opened fire at the policemen while they were fleeing and there was an exchange of fire. Eventually they lost control of their vehicle towards Amchovny and the vehicle overturned into a ditch. Three wounded died on the spot as a result of gunshot wounds to the body,” he said.
Other suspects may have fled the scene after the vehicle was stopped.
The officers exchanged five firearms, including a shotgun. Cases of attempted murder and interrogation were recorded for further investigation.
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