Two people have been killed, including a 2 year old girl, and six others were left injured, including a 3 year old boy, following a shooting in Nkanyzini in Cato Ridge, KwaZulu Natal.
ER24 paramedics, along with other services, arrived on the scene to find the local authorities already in attendance. On closer inspection, medics found an SUV in the middle of the small road. A man and a 3 year old boy were found lying inside the vehicle.
Medics assessed the two and found that they had sustained numerous gunshot wounds and showed no signs of life. Nothing could be done for them and they were declared dead.
A short time later, medics were informed that six other patients, that had been in the vehicle at the time of the shooting, had been transported privately to a nearby clinic.
At the clinic, medics assessed the patients and found that a 3 year old was in a critical condition while five adults had sustained minor to moderate injuries.
The patients were treated for their injuries and the critically injured child provided with advanced life support interventions. Once treated, the child was airlifted by the AMS Medical Helicopter to a nearby hospital while the five adults were transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital.
The details surrounding this incident are not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.
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