Hardware store murder: Man gunned down in Durban

A man was shot and killed outside a Durban hardware store on Wednesday afternoon, 9 February. A passenger was also injured during the incident.


Netcare911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst said the shooting incident took place outside a hardware store near the R620 in Margate.

“Reports indicate that an unknown number of gunmen opened fire on an adult male and adult female sitting in a car in the parking lot,” said Herbst.

When the paramedics arrived at the scene they found that the man, who was driving the car, had sustained multiple gunshots wounds, which proved fatal. He was declared dead at the scene.

The woman passenger survived the ordeal but sustained a minor graze to her left leg. She was treated at the scene.

Herbst said the woman declined ambulance transportation to a hospital.

The South African Police Service (SAPS) is investigating the incident.


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