Durban police have shot and killed four wanted suspects allegedly implicated in a string of violent crimes during a shootout in Umlazi on Tuesday.
Umlazi Detectives and Durban Public Order Police reacted to a tip-off that the suspects, wanted for murder and armed robbery, were all hiding in a house at G-Section in Umlazi.
Police spokesperson Constable Thenjiswa Ngcobo said on arrival, police surrounded the premises, announced they were outside, and requested that the door to the house be opened. However, the suspects opened fire.
“A shootout ensued, and four suspects aged between 25 and 30 were wounded. They were all declared dead on the scene,” Ngcobo said. Police recovered two pistols and nine rounds of ammunition inside the house. Police are investigating cases of attempted murder as well as unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition against the men, Ngcobo added.
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