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  • Updated: March 21, 2023

Nine-Year-Old Girl Among Five People Killed In Durban Shooting

Nine-Year-Old Girl Among Five People Killed In Durban Shooti

9-Year-Old Girl Among Five People Killed In Durban Shooting.

Five people including a nine-year-old girl were shot and killed at two different locations in Durban, South Africa on Tuesday afternoon. 

Paramedics from ALS and Emer-G-Med arrived on the scene of the first shooting and discovered two men who had sustained multiple gunshot wounds.

According to Kyle van Reenen, a spokesperson for Emer-G-Med, one patient was pronounced dead when the paramedics arrived, and the other was in critical condition.

The man was given advanced life support resuscitation attempts, but he eventually passed away from his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The facts surrounding the incident are unclear and will form the subject of a South African Police Service investigation,” he said.

Three hours after the first incident, Emer-G-Med paramedics and Netcare 911 responded to a shooting on Peters Road in Springfield Park.

When they arrived on the scene, a Volkswagen Amarok was found to have been shot with "high-calibre bullets," according to Van Reenen.

When paramedics arrived, two of the passengers in the front of the car—an adult male and a female—were already dead.

“A teenage female who was seated in the back of the vehicle was found in a critical condition.

“Advanced life support intervention was needed to stabilise her and due to her extensive injuries, she went into a state of cardiac arrest. 

"CPR efforts were successful and she was rushed by ambulance under the care of an emergency care practitioner to a nearby hospital for further care,” he said. 

She died later in the hospital.

Van Reenen, the South African spokesperson said facts surrounding the incident are unclear and will form the subject of a police investigation.

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