- After reportedly killing six individuals, a security guard from Mooi River was fatally shot by police in a gunfight
- The man killed two other security guards and four people who were closely related to him before attempting to kill his ex-girlfriend
- During his murderous rampage, the security guard is reported to have shot and killed his five-year-old child too
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DURBAN - Police in KwaZulu-Natal shot and killed a 26-year-old security guard from Mooi River who went on a killing spree over the weekend.
According to Grace Langa, spokesperson for the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID), the security guard's first victim was his colleague, whom he had been driving with in a company car.
He shot and killed him. He proceeded to dispose of the body in a veld by burning it and drove off the company vehicle, according to a report by News24.
The security guard's second victim was another security guard from a farm in Mooi River. After killing the security guard he drove off to Bruntville, still using the company vehicle, according to Brigadier Jay Naicker, SAPS provincial spokesperson.
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In Bruntville, he shot and killed four people who include two five-year-old children, a 13-year-old child and a 34-year old woman, who was his ex-girlfriend's sister. One of the five-year-old children was his son.
After leaving Bruntville, he drove to his ex-girlfriend's place of work in Alexandra Terrace where he shot her several times before fleeing the scene. She sustained severe injuries and was taken to hospital, according to IOL.
The Greytown task team was informed by police officials that the suspect was going to his homestead next. After being located by the police, the suspect resisted arrested and opened fire on the officers, who killed him instantly.
Six counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and an inquest are being investigated by police in three different regions in KwaZulu-Natal.
Mass shooting in Umlazi KwaZulu-Natal leaves 5 people dead, 3 Injured
Briefly News previously reported that five people were killed in a mass shooting that took place in Umlazi, Durban on Tuesday night. Three other people were injured in the incident.
Spokesperson for the Transport, Community Safety and Liaison Kwanele Ncalane confirmed the deaths and stated that the shooting took place in W-section, according to TimesLIVE.
The victims are said to have been sitting inside a house when three gunmen who are yet to be identified entered the home. The victims are said to have been shot in the head and upper body. The three individuals who were injured were immediately taken to hospital following the shooting.
This latest shooting comes after six people were killed in another mass shooting in Umlazi on Saturday in U-section. According to police spokesperson Jay Naicker, four of the victims were declared dead on the scene while two others succumbed to their injuries in hospital, reports SowetanLIVE.