Five suspects fatally wounded in a shootout with police
Editor: Mulamuleli Tshitangano
DURBAN -According to the police report, five suspects were fatally wounded after they attempted a gun battle with police on Abbot Francis Road in Marriannhill on Thursday afternoon.
Police had operationalised intelligence on the whereabouts of the wanted suspects and when the police signalled for the suspects' to pull over, the suspects fired shots at the police and a shootout ensued. After the shootout, five suspects were found to have suffered fatal gunshot wounds.
One of the suspects has been on the police’s wanted list in connection with a series of murders and other serious violent crimes. He was also linked to the Mariannhill scrapyards murder crime scenes where five people were shot and killed in two separate incidents in February this year.
The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) have been notified for further investigations.
Colonel Robert Netshiunda
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