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Four suspects killed and two injured during shootout with police at Canelands

Yesterday at 13:30, police acted on intelligence with regards to a group of armed suspects travelling in a vehicle involved…

By , in KwaZulu-Natal , at 6th Jul 2018

Yesterday at 13:30, police acted on intelligence with regards to a group of armed suspects travelling in a vehicle involved in a number of robberies and carjacking in Durban. It is alleged that the suspects were on the way to commit a robbery. The said vehicle was spotted on the R102 near Canelands by police. When police attempted to pull over the vehicle there was an exchange of gunfire. Four suspects were fatally wounded and other two were wounded. The injured suspects were taken to hospital under police guard. Police recovered three unlicensed firearms from the scene.

Police also seized a police radio, pick and four pound hammer from the suspect’s vehicle. Preliminary investigation at the scene revealed that the vehicle used was hijacked in the Sydenham area last month.

The arrested suspects will be charged with attempted murder as well as for being in possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.

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