Durban man critical after being shot multiple times outside mosque

01 June 2021 - 11:24
By suthentira govender AND Suthentira Govender
A 57-year-old man was shot outside the Musjid Izhaarul Haq mosque in Reservoir Hills, Durban, on Tuesday morning.
Image: Rogan Ward A 57-year-old man was shot outside the Musjid Izhaarul Haq mosque in Reservoir Hills, Durban, on Tuesday morning.

A 57-year-old man is fighting for his life after he was shot multiple times with a high-calibre weapon by a lone gunman outside a mosque in Durban on Tuesday.

Kyle van Reenen of Emer-G-Med Paramedics said the incident took place at 10am outside the Musjid Izhaarul Haq mosque in Spencer Road, Reservoir Hills, a suburb west of the city.

“On arrival at the scene a 57-year-old male was found seated in his motor vehicle after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds from a high-calibre weapon,” he said.

“Advanced life support intervention was needed to stabilise him before he was placed on a specialised stretcher used for the treatment and prevention of potential spinal cord injuries, and then he was taken to a nearby hospital for the further treatment.”

Van Reenen said the motive for the shooting was unknown.

The vehicle which the man was in when he was shot at.
Image: Rogan Ward The vehicle which the man was in when he was shot at.

Police spokesperson Capt Nqobile Gwala told TimesLIVE that a case of attempted murder was being investigated by Sydenham SAPS.

“It is alleged that this morning at 10am, a male was stationary at the entrance of the mosque on Spencer Road in Reservoir Hills when he was shot by an unknown suspect.

“He sustained a gunshot wound on the leg and was taken to hospital for medical attention.

“The suspect fled the scene in a getaway vehicle. The matter is still under investigation,” said Gwala.

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