Jan 27, 2022

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Drug links suspected as 14 die in two KZN mass shootings

Fourteen people died in two mass shootings in KwaZulu-Natal on Friday that police said were believed to be drug-related.

Eight of the victims were killed by gunfire at a homestead in Esigcakini, Richmond, killed at 9 p.m., spokesman Brig Jay Naicker said.

Six men aged between 18 and 26 died in the other incident, which occurred at 2:30 p.m. in Amaoti, Inanda.


In After the Richmond Incident, Naicker said the neighbors heard gunshots and went to investigate.

“They found that when the homestead was attacked, eight people were killed and two injured. “The deceased are between the ages of 15 and 41 and one of the deceased is a 17-year-old woman,” he said.

Esigcakini was the scene of another mass shooting in May 2021 when three brothers and another man were killed.

In Inanda occupants of a vehicle opened fire on a group of men seated behind a tuck shop, Naicker said. There were three people in the vehicle.

“Information gathered from the crime scene indicates that the deceased were…using drugs and that the attack may have been drug-related.”

In both cases, Naicker asked anyone with information to contact the police or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.