A Durban woman who was shot in the head were among those killed in a shooting over the weekend in Ndlovu in the Lamontville area, police said.
Police spokesperson Brigadier Jay Naicker on Monday said four men aged between 23 and 24 were among those arrested after police worked “around the clock” to nab the alleged perpetrators.
Naicker said that on Saturday night, Lamontville police officers responded to a shooting incident on Ndlovu Road.
“According to reports received by police officers on the scene, the gunmen had opened fire on a vehicle that was parked in the road. Two of the occupants were killed instantly whilst a third was seriously injured.
“The body of a woman with gunshot wounds to the head was found in the bushes adjacent to where the shooting had occurred. Lamontville police officers opened a case of murder and attempted murder for investigation.”
Naicker added that Lamontville police worked through the night and traced the suspects allegedly behind the shooting to a house in the area.
“The suspects were found in possession of three firearms and eleven rounds of ammunition. Police also seized rock cocaine, a flat screen TV as well as a vehicle that were found on the premises.”
The suspects are expected to appear in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday on charges of murder, attempted murder, possession of drugs as well as the unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition.
KZN top cop Lieutenant General Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi commended the officers, saying their swift work led to the arrests.
“They continued to work throughout the night following up on leads received from the community. We also wish to thank members of the community who came forward to assist police to identify the perpetrators.”-News24