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

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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.”

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TAXI BOSS FOUND SHOT DEAD IN OWN VEHICLE

Balram said several men inside the taxi screamed for assistance.

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“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.

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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.

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

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