The Gateway Shopping Mall, situated at Umhlanga, north of Durban, has confirmed that the shootout in which one person was killed occurred opposite the centre and not inside the mall.

In a statement, Marketing Manager Michelle Shelley says that the incident took place in the Boulevard, opposite the mall, in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident. They found several spent bullet cartridges in their preliminary investigations.

Several shops were also damaged following the shoot-out. Five people were injured and one of them succumbed to injuries.