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Suspect Arrested For Umlazi Mass Shooting

“Two were certified dead at the scene and the other person was rushed to hospital with gunshot wounds,” he said. 

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Suspect Arrested For Umlazi Mass Shooting

One suspect has been arrested in connection with the mass shooting in Durban’s uMlazi township that killed seven people.

The shooting occurred just before midnight on Friday night in Q Section.

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According to police, four suspects stormed into a house and shot five people dead.

Colonel Robert Netshiunda, a police spokeswoman, said the same suspects allegedly went to a nearby informal community and shot three persons in a shack.

“Two were certified dead at the scene and the other person was rushed to hospital with gunshot wounds,” he said.

Shortly after the murders, police began a 72-hour mobilisation of all available resources.

A multi-disciplinary squad comprised of cops from the Serious and Violent Crimes Murder and Robbery Unit, Provincial Stabilisation Team, Phoenix Trio Task Team, and Crime Intelligence apprehended the suspect on Sunday at a shopping centre in Durban.

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The suspect is scheduled to appear in the uMlazi Magistrate’s Court for the first time on Tuesday.

He is charged with seven charges of murder and one count of attempted murder, according to police.

“The search for the remaining suspects are under way,” said Netshiunda.

The motive for the shooting has not been revealed.

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