Members of the South African military and police stand guard at the King Edward VIII Hospital as state workers seeking higher wages continue to strike in Durban August 24, 2010. The strike by about 1.3 million state workers including nurses, teachers and clerks, has shut schools, delayed treatment at hospitals and the delivery of other services to those who have no other alternative than seek government help. REUTERS/Rogan Ward (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: MILITARY HEALTH CIVIL UNREST)

Durban - An employee at King Edward hospital in Durban is in a critical condition after he was shot by a colleague, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Thursday.

“The 50-year-old victim was shot in his chest and arm. The alleged gunman is on the run, police are looking for him,” said Captain Thulani Zwane.

Zwane said the motive for the shooting was unknown. - Sapa