Six killed in Umlazi following an attack by unknown gunmen

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Six people have been shot and killed at U-section in Umlazi south of Durban.

They were attacked by gunmen in three neighbouring houses.

A brother of one of the victims Sifanele Manyoni says they don’t know the reason for the attack.

“I came here at U section to see what’s going on only to find out that my brother, his girlfriend and four other people were shot and killed. So as a family we’re still confused. We need answers and I’m sure the families of the other people are still traumatized as well.”

KwaZulu-Natal police say they are investigating six cases of murder. Those shot include a 14-year-old boy and two women.

Police spokesperson Jay Naicker says it is suspected that the victims were involved in criminal activities in the area.

“The scene was attended to by the Provincial task team as well as police from Umlazi. Information at the scene from the residences in the area indicates that the six individuals were involved in criminality in the area and it’s suspected that they were killed by their rivals,” says Naicker.

Reporting by Nonhlaknipho Magwaza

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