Girl dies, 4 adults hurt in shooting

Mhlaba Memela

Mhlaba Memela

A 10-year-old girl was shot dead and four adults were wounded in Adams Mission in Durban at the weekend.

A relative loaded the injured on a bakkie and raced to the local fire station for help.

Paramedics in two advanced life-support vehicles and two ambulances were at the scene within minutes.

"It was like a war zone," said Chris Botha of Netcare 911. "People were lying all over the courtyard.

"Unfortunately the best efforts of paramedics to resuscitate a 10-year-old girl were unsuccessful. She died of the severe injuries she had sustained."

The paramedics and firemen then focused on three men who were seriously injured.

"They were all in a critical condition. After stabilising them they were transported to hospital," he said.

The motive for the shooting is not known.