It is reported that two males fired shots randomly in the Sweetwaters tavern.

A shooting on Saturday evening has left four dead and eight injured. The other eight were rushed to the hospital after they sustained gunshot injuries.

It is alleged that two armed men entered the tavern in Sweetwaters and started shooting randomly at patrons. They then fled the scene.

Two people died on scene, while the other two died at the hospital. They were aged between 30 and 45.

KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Nqobile Gwala, said it was alleged that around 20:30, a group of people were having drinks at a tavern at Sweetwaters in Pietermaritzburg, when a vehicle arrived and parked outside the property.

“Two males jumped out of the vehicle, entered the tavern and fired random shots at the patrons. A total of twelve people were shot. Charges of murder and attempted murder were opened for investigation at Plessislaer SAPS,” said Gwala.

She added the docket has been transferred to the Provincial Organised Crime Unit who took over the investigation.

KZN provincial commissioner, Lieutenant General Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi has condemned the shooting, and has deployed members of Crime Intelligence, forensic experts as well as a tactical unit to form part of an investigation team led by the Provincial Organised Crime Investigation Unit.

“The team will be working around the clock to track down and bring to book those responsible for this shooting”, said Mkhwanazi.

“In the meantime, we are appealing to anyone who may be able to assist with information which could assist police in the successful investigation of this case.”

People with information may contact Crime Stop on ‪08600 10111‬ or on MySAPSApp, an application which can be downloaded on any Android or iPhone.

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