Durban - Four people have been arrested while making a getaway in a metered taxi from a Westville home after they allegedly shot dead a man through a patio door.
The man had been sitting outside the home in Waterfall Avenue with his family early on Tuesday.
Police spokesman, Captain Thulani Zwane, said the family was sitting outside the home at 1am when they were approached by three gunmen who came out of a metered taxi which parked at the gate.
The family fled and the man tried to lock out the assailants, who fired at him through the glass door.
Police found the taxi, and recovered three cellphones and a wallet belonging to the deceased, said Zwane.
Two firearms were also found and will be sent for ballistics testing. The four men, including the taxi driver, are due to appear in court for the murder this week.