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JOHANNESBURG - One person died and another person was injured during a shooting at a shopping centre in KwaMashu, north of Durban on Wednesday, paramedics said.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst said paramedics responded to reports of a shooting at around 3.48pm.

"Reports from the scene indicate that a male believed to be in his twenties sustained a fatal gun shot wound while sitting in the passenger seat of a car in a suspected robbery. The patient was assessed and sadly declared deceased on scene by an Advanced life support paramedic," Herbst said.

"An adult female patient believed to be a family member and the driver of the vehicle was transported by another ambulance service to hospital in a stable condition after sustaining a gunshot wound to her right leg."

Herbst said the circumstances leading up to the shooting was not known and police were on the scene.

KwaZulu-Natal police were not immediately available to comment.

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