As reported by Arrive Alive, authorities are searching for an “Indian male who shot and killed a man in Verulam, KwaZulu-Natal” on Tuesday, 2 March 2021.

“Members of Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) are currently searching for an Indian male who shot and killed a man in Verulam, KZN a short while ago”.

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Verulam Murder: What we know

Body in the road

Residents in the area alerted RUSA shortly after 18:00 of shots fired in a bush opposite the property of a block of flats along the R102. Reaction officers and paramedics who attended to the call made a grisly discovery.

One caller said it appeared as though a body was lying in the road, and reaction officers discovered the body of a man in the emergency lane. The man, who had sustained a gunshot wound to the head, was declared dead at the scene.

“According to witnesses, the deceased was seated with a group of men in a bush between the Verulam Taxi Rank and the R102 when the Indian male approached them”.

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Motive unknown

Eyewitnesses state that the murder suspect was wearing a black-and-cream striped shirt, and “began verbally abusing the deceased before producing a firearm”.

The suspect open fired while the victim fled, and the victim “collapsed on the road” after sustaining a bullet wound to the head.

“The suspect allegedly walked up to the deceased, looked at his body before he fled on foot”.

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Officials are investigating, however, the suspect is still at large and the motive for the murder is unknown at this stage.

This is a developing story, more to follow.

Looting in Verulam

In a separate incident, R20 000 was stolen from a locked vehicle parked at the Verulam CBD. According to Phoenix Sun, the complainant claimed that his vehicle was securely locked.

When he returned to his vehicle an hour later, the cubby was open and the R20 000 he had kept inside had been stolen. Following the incident, communications officer of Verulam SAPS, Captain Henry Kisten, said:

“The public is warned to not leave valuables such as cash, cellphones, laptops, wallets, handbags, clothing and other valuables exposed in their vehicles. When vehicles are parked at residences, which are above or below road level and premises that are not garaged, especially overnight, communities have to ensure that no valuables are kept in their vehicles”.

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Presh JM Reporter

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