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Man fatally shot in the head and back in Waterloo KwaZulu-Natal

A person who was fatally shot in the head and back was discovered in a pool of blood in the early hours of Saturday morning.

A PASSERBY MADE FOUND THE MAN IN A POOL OF BLOOD

According to Reaction Unit SA (RUSA) spokesperson Prem Balram, a passerby made the discovery.

He stated the passerby contacted RUSA at roughly 02:29 on Saturday morning, and response officers and paramedics had been dispatched to the scene.

THE MAN WAS DECLARED DEAD ON THE SCENE

“On arrival, paramedics assessed the man and discovered that he was shot in the head and back. Due to the extent of his injuries, he died prior to the arrival of First Responders,” Balram stated.

FOUR SPENT CARTRIDGES WERE FOUND ON THE SCENE

He added that 4 spent 9mm cartridges had been recovered on the scene.

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Barlam stated the man who was fatally shot was not recognized but and is estimated to be in his thirties.

THE MOTIVE FOR THE MURDER IS NOT KNOWN YET

The motive for the homicide was not established.

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Meanwhile, a man was killed on Saturday when he slipped and grabbed onto a wire fence that turned electrified on account of uncovered electrical energy cables contacting the fence. 

 Balram stated the 23-year-old man was electrocuted on Saxon Street in Belvedere, Tongaat. 

“Residents contacted RUSA at approximately 12:39 requesting assistance for the unresponsive man. Reaction Officers and paramedics were immediately dispatched to the scene,” he stated. 

THE MAN WAS WALKING ALONG THE PATH WHEN HE SLIPPED

Balram stated on arrival, they discovered the man mendacity on a pathway. He confirmed no indicators of life and was declared useless on the scene by paramedics. 

“According to witnesses, the man was walking along the pathway when he slipped. He allegedly grabbed onto a wire fence which became electrified due to exposed electricity cables making contact with the fence. He held onto the fence until he became unresponsive,” Balram stated. 

The 23-year-old man is a resident of Belvedere, Tongaat.

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