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Seven killed in a shootout at Piertermaritzburg

Article by: Dumisane Dube

Seven people, including two women were killed during a shootout at a house in the suburb of Scottsville.

Police Minister Bheki Cele says some of those killed in a shootout with police in Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday, were dangerous members of society.

“It was a group of boys that were known all the time, including those that escaped from prison. What transpired is we have about seven people dead, five of whom are boys that were notorious and dangerous to the people and two girls,” said Cele.

Police Minister Bheki Cele says some of those killed in a shootout with police in Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday, are understood to have been dangerous members of society.

“Whether those girls were willingly there, the investigation will tell us. There were five guns and a lot of new ammunition which I am sure the police will find out where they got,” added Cele.

Cele said police will be working to find the owner and find out what’s his understanding.

“So we’ll be pursuing the owners of the cars to find out what happened. But you can see these were notorious and brutal group of young men,” added the police minister.

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