Police say they are trying to establish the motive for the killing of three people in a drive-by shooting in Inanda north of Durban on Saturday as they continue their investigation into the incident.

They are yet to confirm reports that the deceased were part of the group that had been attending an African National Congress committee meeting in the area.

Provincial police spokesperson Jay Naicker says five other people were injured in the incident.

“A group of people were standing at the front gate of Buhlabethu Primary School in Inanda. It’s alleged at this stage that a black Opel Corsa bakkie with 5 occupants drove by the school according to witnesses the occupants of the vehicle opened fire on the group with handguns before fleeing from the scene. Police at Inanda are investigating 3 counts of murder and 5 of attempted murder we cannot confirm the motive behind the shooting at this stage.”

In the video below SABC News reporter Jayed Leigh-Paulse speaks to a resident about the shooting: