Bystander injured

An elderly woman walking along a Phoenix street in Durban was shot by robbers fleeing from a crime scene, police said yesterday .

An elderly woman walking along a Phoenix street in Durban was shot by robbers fleeing from a crime scene, police said yesterday .

Inspector Michael Read said five men, three of them armed, entered the Smilesons shop in Phoenix on Tuesday evening and held staffers at gunpoint.

"They took an undisclosed amount of cash and fired a shot while fleeing. The bullet struck a bystander on the side of her stomach," he said.

The woman was taken to hospital and is in a stable condition.

Read said no arrests had been made. - Sapa

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