A Durban businessman was gunned down outside his business premises on Monday, prompting police to launch a murder investigation.
The incident occurred around 9 a.m. on Inanda Road in Parlock.
Colonel Robert Netshiunda, a provincial police spokeswoman, stated that the 49-year-old man was outside his store when he was approached by two armed suspects who shot him before fleeing in a getaway vehicle.
Netshiunda said the motive for the killing is unknown, and a case of murder is being investigated by Newlands East SA Police Service (SAPS).
According to reports, the man was offloading items from his car’s boot when he was attacked.
In another incident that evening, a Phoenix businessman was killed in a drive-by shooting in uMhlanga.
The incident occurred near Oceans Mall on Lighthouse Road in uMhlanga Rocks.
According to Prem Balram of Response Unit South Africa (Rusa), they received a frantic call.
“According to the frantic caller, the driver of a silver BMW was fired upon by the occupants of a second silver BMW. The critically injured driver thereafter collided with a light pole.
“The driver of the vehicle was confirmed to be fatally injured, while his passenger was being treated for gunshot wounds,” he said.
The deceased was identified as Julian Munsamy, aged 38.
Balram said several high-calibre spent cartridges were recovered at the scene.