Six firearms and over one thousand rounds of ammunition were found at a scene of crime where two suspects were fatally wounded in a shootout with police at an estate in Ballito on Wednesday afternoon, 20 September 2023.
Police officers from the KwaZulu-Natal Stability Unit operationalised intelligence regarding the whereabouts of suspects who were alleged to have been linked with the killing of five people at a parking lot in Richards Bay CBD on Tuesday morning.
The tactically astute police officers penetrated the residence and before they knew it they found themselves under gun fire from the suspects. Police retaliated and at the end of the shootout, two suspects were found to have sustained fatal gunshot wounds.
The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) were summoned to the scene for further investigations. Police investigations into the matter continues and a search for more possible suspects is ongoing.
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