14 People Killed In KZN ‘Drug Related’ Mass Shootings

“According to information gathered from the community, it appears that the homestead was being used as a drug den and it is suspected that the attack might be drug-related.

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14 People Killed In Two KZN Drive-By Shootings

Fourteen people were killed in two mass shootings in KwaZulu-Natal on Friday, which police said were drug-related.

According to spokesperson Brig Jay Naicker, eight of the victims were killed by gunshots at a homestead in Esigcakini, Richmond, at 9 p.m. Six men aged 18 to 26 were killed in the other incident, which occurred at 2.30 pm in Amaoti, Inanda.

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Naicker stated that in the Richmond incident, neighbours heard gunshots and went to investigate. “They discovered that eight people were killed and two were injured in the attack on the homestead. The deceased are aged between 15 and 41 and one of the deceased is a 17-year-old female,” he said.

“According to information gathered from the community, it appears that the homestead was being used as a drug den and it is suspected that the attack might be drug-related.

Meanwhile, also in KwaZulu-Natal, two men who attempted to rob a bread delivery vehicle on New Glasgow Road in Canelands fled empty-handed after they were disturbed.

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“The occupants of the Hyundai K2700 were in the process of delivering bread when two suspects approached them. One suspect produced a firearm and demanded cash. A passerby stopped his vehicle and screamed for assistance when the suspects abandoned the robbery and fled on foot into an informal settlement,” said Balram.

He said RUSA members arrived on the scene at approximately 11:14 on Friday.

“Reaction Officers conducted an extensive search for the robbers; however no arrests were made. The victims were not injured.”

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