Alleged drug-lord gunned down at Umhlanga shopping mall

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A 30-year-old man who has been shot dead at the Gateway Shopping Mall in Umhlanga, north of Durban has been identified as Kalvin Periasamy.

It is believed that Periasamy was an alleged drug lord and mini-bus and tow truck owner from Phoenix, north of Durban.

He was gunned down by unknown assailants in the mall’s parking area.

Police spokesperson, Nqobile Gwala says: ‘It is alleged that a 30 year-old man was at a parking lot in Umhlanga when he was shot by unknown suspects and he sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the body. He was declared dead at the scene. A case of murder has been opened for investigation at Durbam north police station. No arrests have yet been made. We are appealing to anyone who might have information of the suspects involved to contact the crime stop number on 08600 10 111.”