South Africa: A 23 year old female was shot dead, and her husband seriously wounded in a shooting incident on Phoenix Highway in Phoenix – KwaZulu Natal a short while ago (Wednesday) on 12th April, 2023.
A passerby contacted Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) at approximately 10:44 at night. All available Reaction Officers & RUSA Medics were immediately dispatched. On arrival, the man was located in a prone position on the pavement.
He sustained a gunshot wound to his right buttock. His wife was located on the opposite side of the road. She was bleeding extensively from a penetrating wound to her chest. She showed no signs of life and was declared deceased.
According to the injured male, he and his wife are Heroin addicts. Their drug supplier and his brother allegedly tracked the two down and shot them after they failed to settle their debt of R2000.
A passerby alleged that the couple were known phone snatchers and house break-in suspects. The two allegedly loiter around intersections and snatch cell phones from unsuspecting motorists. Neither version could be verified.
Neighbours of the couple were in deep shock and concerned for their safety. However, crime is increasing in the city day by day and in the past one or two years, people faced serious issues related to their safety.
The reaction Unit of South Africa also shared pictures in which they also gave the warning in which they mentioned. “Warning: Pictures May Be Considered Graphic & Are Not For Sensitive Readers.”
One of the residents, Thoba Shoba, said, “Well Done shooter. Pity the job was not completed. We are sick and tired of people who repossess our possessions forcefully.”
Moreover, people were showing aggression as they felt like African National Congress was doing nothing over drug wars and their life was at risk because of this.