KwaZulu-Natal: At 08H25 Monday morning Netcare 911 responded to reports of a shooting at a residence in Northcroft Phoenix North of Durban.
Reports from the scene indicate that an adult male sustained serious injuries after being shot in the neck.
Due to the nature of his injuries, a Netcare 911 helicopter ambulance was activated.
Security personnel from KZN VIP and Blue Security managed to secure a safe landing zone while the patient was being treated by Netcare 911 Emergency Care Practitioners, KZN EMS Paramedics and KZN VIP ambulance.
Once stabilised the patient was flown to a specialist facility.
Circumstances leading up to the incident are not known at the time of this release however the Phoenix SAPS is currently on scene and will be investigating.
Source – Shawn Herbst – Media Liaison Officer – Netcare Limited
Netcare 911 – Suite 102, 1st Floor
Umhlanga Medical Centre – 321 Umhlanga Rocks Drive
Umhlanga Ridge – 4320
South Africa – GPS Co-ordinates: S25°59’40.14’ E28°7”14.859’
In Other News – Five suspects linked to human trafficking operations due in court
Five suspects arrested in connection with human trafficking in two provinces are expected to appear in court on Monday.
Two men were apprehended in Kuruman in the Northern Cape and three in Rustenberg in the North West on Sunday.
They were arrested during a Hawks operation and are believed to be linked. They’re facing human trafficking charges.
Hawks officials said that they had been monitoring human trafficking operations for a year and conducted raids in Kuruman and in Rustenberg.
The Hawks’ Hangwani Mulaudzi said that they received information that women had been trafficked from Limpopo and neighbouring countries, Lesotho and Namibia. Learn More