Incidents January 16, 2020
[CRAIGLEA] – Shooting incident leaves three dead, seven injured.
Three people were killed including a young girl and a baby, and seven others injured when a group of armed men opened fire on a taxi on the MR423 in Craiglea, KwaZulu Natal, last night.
ER24 paramedics and Provincial Services were dispatched to the scene at 20h15, arriving at 20h30. Local authorities were already in attendance.
On scene, medics found a taxi parked on the side of the road riddled with bullets. Several people were found scattered around the scene while two bodies were found lying inside the taxi.
Medics assessed the patients and found that a man, young girl, and a baby had sustained numerous, fatal gunshot wounds. Nothing could be done for them and they were declared dead.
Seven other patients were tended to. Assessments showed that they had sustained gunshot wounds leaving them in a moderate to serious condition.
The patients were treated for their injuries and were thereafter transported them to Provincial Hospitals for further care.
The details surrounding this incident are not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.