Two gang-related murder suspects fatally wounded in shootout with police

DURBAN – Two suspects, who were sought in connection with murder cases and a string of other gang and drugs related crimes, were fatally wounded in a shootout with police on Tuesday afternoon.

Police were following up a positive lead when they spotted four suspects in Newlands East. Upon realising the presence of the police, the suspects fled into the bushes along Galjoen Road and police gave chase. The suspects started firing shots towards the police and a shootout ensued. After the shootout, two suspects, aged 16 and 35 were found to have sustained fatal gunshot wounds. Two unlicensed firearms and two magazines with ammunition were found in the possession of the deceased suspects. The search for the other two suspects who evaded arrest is underway.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the outstanding suspects is urged to contact the nearest police or call the Crime Stop on 08600 10111. Tip-offs can also be relayed via the MySAPS App.

Source: South African Police Service