Durban - Four men were killed in a shoot-out with police in Durban's Mariannridge area, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Thursday.
Spokesman Thulani Zwane said officers on patrol from the Malvern police station had noticed a suspicious vehicle with five men inside on Wednesday evening.
When they tried to engage the men the car sped off and police gave chase.
The occupants of the vehicle opened fire and a shoot-out ensued on Old Richmond Road in Mariannridge.
Zwane could not immediately say where the chase had started.
Zwane said four of the five men were killed while the fifth fled into bushes.
He said four weapons had been retrieved and had been sent for testing to see whether they had been used in any other crimes.
It was not clear whether the car in which the five men were driving was stolen. - Sapa