A man was shot dead moments ago while travelling on Armstrong Avenue, La Lucia on Tuesday morning. Picture: Netcare 911
A man was shot dead moments ago while travelling on Armstrong Avenue, La Lucia on Tuesday morning. Picture: Netcare 911

Man shot dead while driving on Armstrong Avenue, La Lucia

By Jolene Marriah-Maharaj Time of article published Oct 26, 2021

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Durban: A man believed to be in his 40s was shot dead while travelling in his vehicle on Armstrong Avenue, La Lucia, at around 8am on Tuesday.

Shawn Herbst from Netcare 911 said paramedics responded to the shooting.

“Reports from the scene indicate that an adult male had been shot multiple times by a high calibre rifle while seated in his vehicle.

“The man was assessed. However, he showed no signs of life and was pronounced deceased on the scene.

“SAPS are currently on the scene, and the area has been cordoned off.”

A parent who had been dropping his child of at a school nearby described the scene as something out of a movie.

The person who declined to be named said the car was sprayed with bullets, and the driver lost control and crashed into an office park.

"My daughter was in the car and wanted to know what the sounds were about. I couldn't tell her that a man had been shot."

SAPS spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele said police received a complaint of a car crashing into a parking premises along Armstrong avenue in La Lucia around 8:30am.

“Upon arrival at the scene police found an unknown male victim believed to be in his thirties with multiple gunshot wounds to the head and body. The circumstances around the attack is unknown and a case of murder will be opened at Durban North SAPS.”

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