Manhunt launch for suspects who shot five family members, killing three

Manhunt launch for suspects who shot five family members, killing three
Manhunt launch for suspects who shot five family members, killing three

Police in KwaZulu-Natal have launched a manhunt for four suspects who allegedly shot and killed three women and injured two more, including an 11-year-old girl at Magwaza area, Malangeni in Umzinto on Sunday night, 2 June 2024.

It reported that the five women were in one rondavel house preparing to go to sleep when four suspects, one of them with his face concealed with a balaclava, forced the door open and the one with a concealed face allegedly pointed out the women he wanted shot and killed. Three women, aged 28, 37 and 61 were found with multiple gunshot wounds and were declared deceased at the scene. The surviving victims, an 11-year-old girl and a 60-year-old woman had gunshot wounds to the their arms and legs.

The suspects are unknown at this stage and the motive of the killings is yet to be established. Domestic related violence could not be ruled out as intial investigations have revealed that one the of the deceased women, the 37-year-old, was going through a divorce and was claiming a portion of her estranged husband’s pension. Police are appealing to anyone who might have information that can assist in investigation to contact the nearest police or call the Crime Stop number 08600 10111.

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