Driver killed in hail of bullets in Chatsworth drive-by shooting

A driver was killed in a drive-by shooting in Chatsworth on Sunday. Picture: ALS Paramedics

A driver was killed in a drive-by shooting in Chatsworth on Sunday. Picture: ALS Paramedics

Published Dec 3, 2023


A driver was killed in a hail of bullets in a drive-by shooting in Havenside in Chatsworth, south of the Durban City Centre, on Sunday afternoon.

According to ALS Paramedics, they arrived at the scene on Lenny Naidoo Drive in Havenside just after 3pm.

ALS Paramedics spokesperson, Garrith Jamieson, said police were already in attendance.

"Paramedics assessed a male, a driver of a vehicle had sustained multiple gunshot wounds and had unfortunately passed away as a result of his injuries. The man believed to be approximately 40-years-old was declared deceased on the scene,“ Jamieson said.

He added that the circumstances around the shooting will form part of a police investigation.

Provincial police spokesperson, Colonel Robert Netshiunda, said police are investigating a case of murder following an incident in which a man was shot and killed in an apparent drive-by shooting in Bayview on Sunday afternoon.

Speaking to IOL, Netshiunda said information at police's disposal at this stage is that the victim was at braai with friend and left them, saying that he needed to see somebody urgently.

“A few minutes later the man's vehicle was found across the pavement at the corner of R101 and R201, riddled with bullet holes. The victim, who is an alleged drug dealer, was found on the driver's seat with multiple gunshot wounds and was declared dead at the scene. The motive of the shooting and the suspects are unknown at this stage,” Netshiunda said.

Earlier in the day, a suspected hijacker was shot by a motorist in Alpine Road, in Durban's Springfield area.

It is alleged that a group of men were travelling in a minibus taxi when they intercepted a bakkie along Alpine Road.

According to private security company, PT Alarms, when one of the taxi occupants alighted from the vehicle and tried to hijack him of his Nissan NP200, he fired a shot.

The suspect was wounded and pulled back into the taxi which sped off.