Durban – The Independent Police Investigative Directorate has launched an investigating into a shooting that left nine members of a gang dead.
Ipid acting spokesperson, Sontaga Seisa, said they are investigating the circumstances that led to the shooting.
“In terms of the report, it is estimated that a total of 15 armed robbers arrived at the scene travelling in a minibus. It is further alleged that on arrival at the scene, the armed robbers noticed the presence of the police in the vicinity and immediately started to shoot at them. The police retaliated and after the shoot-out, it was confirmed that nine adult males were fatally wounded and one adult male was arrested by the police,” Seisa said.
He said police reported that they recovered illegal rifle and explosives at the scene.
“Ipid is investigating the circumstances relating to the death of the nine adult males whose ages are still yet to be confirmed. Investigations are ongoing and no arrest have been made to date,” he said.
By IOL News