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Durban - Phoenix Blood gang leader Kalvin Periasamy was shot dead at close range at the Gateway Shopping Mall parking lot on Thursday, police sources have confirmed.
According to police sources, the 30-year-old tow-truck and minibus taxi owner appears to have been shot in the back of the head as he made his way to his car after exiting the gym at the Gateway shopping centre.
Periasamy was a well known underworld figure in Durban and at the time of his death was standing trial for alleged drug dealing.
Durban North police are at the scene and have not released a statement on what occurred yet.