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Killed in cold blood: KZN taxi boss gunned down by assailant | Muhabarishaji News

A 26-year-old man was shot and killed inside a minibus taxi in Verulam, Kwazulu-Natal, the Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) said.

Prem Balram, RUSA spokesperson said the shooting happened around midday on Wednesday afternoon.

“At approximately 12:21 a white Toyota Hiace Sesfikile sped into the parking lot at the Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) Headquarters.”

TAXI BOSS FOUND SHOT DEAD IN OWN VEHICLE

Balram said several men inside the taxi screamed for assistance.

“The body of a male was found in a prone position on the back seat with multiple gunshot wounds to his body and face.”

“The Controller On Duty despatched Reaction Officers & Paramedics to the parking lot.”

Balram said the injured man was declared dead minutes later.

He said the deceased man is a 26-year-old taxi boss.

LONE GUNMAN OPENED FIRE ON VICTIM

“According to the occupants of the taxi, a lone gunman opened fire on Mphili at the Gateway Taxi Rank in the Verulam CBD.

“The suspect then got into the passenger seat a grey/silver Toyota Etios and was driven away from the scene.”

Barlam said bystanders then loaded the critically injured man and transported him to the RUSA Base for assistance.

Police could not yet confirm the shooting incident or confirm the identity of the deceased man.

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