Sunday, August 5, 2012
Five shot dead in KZN
Sunday 5 August 2012 10:35
An illustration of a crime scene (archive file).(SABC)
ShootKillTraditional CeremonyKwaZulu-NatalSAPSJay NaickerFirearmsSundumbili Police StationInvestigationMmamonnye Ngobeni
Five people have been killed and 17 others seriously injured when unknown men opened fire at a group of people attending a traditional ceremony in the Ngudwini area near eShowe in the KwaZulu-Natal north coast.
South African Police Services spokesperson Jay Naicker says at this stage the motive for the attack is not known. He added that more people may be reported injured.
According to Naicker, it is unknown at this stage what type of firearms were used. The motive for the shooting is unknown. Five counts of murder and seventeen of attempted murder have been opened at Sundumbili Police Station for further investigation. Additional police reinforcements have been deployed in the area to monitor the situation and to ensure that no further attacks occur. Detectives are currently combing the scene this morning trying to piece together what happened. The Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni has ordered that a special task team be formed to investigate the attack.
Police had been deployed in the area to monitor the situation and to ensure there were no further attacks.