Durban home owner shoots two suspected thief, critically wounds third



Two men have been confirmed dead, while the third is in critical condition following a shoot-out on Grace Avenue in Westville on Wednesday morning.

The two men were shot dead by a Westville home owner after a gunfight early this morning.

The incident happened around 7am in Grace Avenue when four robbers allegedly stormed the man’s home.

Police sources said the home owner and the alleged robbers exchanged gunfire.

During the shoot out, two men were shot dead, third was critically wounded while the fourth managed to escape.

Detectives blocked the road with crime scene tape and combed the area in a search for evidence.

According to Garrith Jamieson of Redline Response Paramedics, they received calls reporting a shoot-out early on Wednesday.

“On arrival paramedics found that three patients, all male had sustained multiple gunshot wounds. Unfortunately two males had sustained fatal injuries and there was nothing more paramedics could do for them and they were declared deceased at the scene.”

The third male sustained multiple gunshot wounds and is in a critical condition.

“He is being stabilised by paramedics and he is being transferred to hospital under police guard for the further care that he requires,” he said.

Andreas Mathios, the Blue Security Community manager said the details of the home invasion is unclear.

“What we know is that two suspects were shot dead in a gunfight with the homeowner. One suspect with the firearm managed to get away and a fourth suspect was taken to hospital in a serious condition with gunshot wounds. SAPS are on scene and the circumstances of the home invasion is unclear at this stage,” he said.

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