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Umtentweni Shooting: 1 Dead, 4 Injured in Motor Vehicle Pileup


It has been reported that one person was killed and four others injured when a shoot-out led to a multi-car accident on the P198 last night (10/11/15), in Umtentweni.

Brigadier Jay Naicker said, “The driver of the bakkie, 29, was travelling with two occupants when a Toyota Run X approached them while they were stationary at the traffic lights and fired a number of shots. The driver died instantly and the occupants are in a critical condition.”

Three other vehicles collided into each other during the shooting. HCS Member Samantha Umrathlal told us in a comment on HCS, “The vehicle that was shot at collided with my hubby’s bakkie after colliding with first car. His airbags popped and he is fine…but van badly damaged. The others were in a bad way No motive known yet!”

Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha, described the scene as “absolute carnage with accident debris and the twisted frame of the vehicles obstructing the roadway.The  injured had not just sustained injuries from the crash but had sustained multiple gunshot wounds.”

The injured were taken to various hospitals.

Police are investigating.