[PIETERMARITZBURG] Man dies after being shot in chest

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A 37-year-old man has died after being shot once in the chest outside a tavern in Railway Street, Pietermaritzburg this afternoon.

ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene at 13:25 to find the patient face down on the pavement in front of a tavern. He was rolled over and found to have suffered a gunshot wound to the upper left chest and wasn’t breathing, but still had a pulse. Advanced Life Support resuscitation was immediately initiated but unfortunately the man’s condition deteriorated. He was declared dead on the scene.

The exact circumstances surrounding the incident are unknown to ER24, but the South African Police Services were on scene for further investigations.

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