South Africa, Durban – Police have opened a case of murder after an alleged taxi boss was gunned down at a block of flats in Verulam on Tuesday night. According to police spokesperson, Colonel Thembeka Mbele, the victim, 40, was at Hammond’s flat at around 20:45pm when he was killed.
Mbele said it is alleged he was in the accompany of his wife and was jumping out of his vehicle outside his house and was proceeding to open the boot of his vehicle when he was shot five times by an unknown suspect.
“The deceased sustained four gunshot wounds to his chest and one to his forehead.
“It is alleged that the suspect was seen running into a white polo that was parked a couple of metres away from the crime scene.
“The deceased vehicle was also shot on the rear right with three gunshots.”
Mbele said it is alleged that the deceased is a taxi owner.
According to Prem Balram, from Reaction Unit SA, their offices received calls reporting multiple shots being fired.
“One caller stated that a man was shot and required medical assistance. Reaction Officers and Medics were dispatched to the scene and on arrival found the victim lying in the parking lot of the housing complex. He was shot four times in the chest and once in the head. He was declared deceased on scene by medics.