Durban man dies in botched robbery at shopping centre

According to police, the male victim died on the scene and his female companion was rushed to hospital.
According to police, the male victim died on the scene and his female companion was rushed to hospital.
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A man was shot and killed and a woman seriously injured in an apparent botched robbery at KwaMashu’s Bridge City shopping centre on Wednesday afternoon.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst said that medics rushed to the rooftop parking lot after receiving reports of gunfire. 

“A man who had been sitting in a car‚ thought to be aged in his twenties‚ sustained a fatal gunshot wound in what we believe to be a robbery‚” he said.

“The man was assessed and sadly declared dead on scene by an advanced life-support paramedic‚” he added.

Herbst said that a woman‚ the man’s companion‚ was also shot.

“She was transported by another ambulance service to hospital in a stable condition after sustaining a gunshot wound to her right leg.”

He said that circumstances leading up to the shooting at this stage are unknown and will be investigated by the police.

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