Patient shot in the head at Durban hospital

A 47-year-old man was shot in the head at a hospital in Durban on Friday evening.
A 47-year-old man was shot in the head at a hospital in Durban on Friday evening.
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Police are on the hunt for two men who brazenly walked into a Durban hospital and allegedly shot dead a patient on Friday evening.

Police spokesperson Capt Nqobile Gwala said the incident took place at 6.30pm at Clairwood Hospital, a state facility in the south of Durban.

“Two armed suspects entered the hospital in Clairwood and fatally shot a 47-year-old patient. He sustained a gunshot wound to the head,” said Gwala.

The motive for the killing is not known at this stage and a case of murder is being investigated.


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