A man has been shot at Mosque in Reservoir Hills in Durban this morning Emer-G-Med paramedics have reported.

Emerg-G-Med paramedics spokesperson Kyle Van Reenen said that paramedics had responded to the scene of a shooting incident at a mosque in Spencer Street in Reservoir Hills, west of the city, at around 10 am on Tuesday.

“On arrival on the scene, a fifty-seven-year-old male was found to be seated in his motor vehicle having sustained multiple gunshot wounds from a high caliber weapon,” Van Reenen said.

“Advanced Life support intervention was needed to stabilise him before he was placed onto a specialised stretcher used for the treatment and prevention of potential spinal cord injuries,” Van Reenen added.

Van Reened said the man, who is fighting for his life, was then airlifted to Netcare St Annes Hospital in Pietermaritzburg for the further immediate definitive medical care that he required. 

“The motive for the shooting and the facts surrounding it are unknown and will form the subject of a South African Police Services investigation,” Van Reenen said.  

Police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said that case of attempted murder was being investigated by the 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,” Gwala said

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Presh JM Reporter

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