Durban – Five suspects have been killed and three more wounded following a high-speed chase on the N2 in KwaZulu-Natal, early on Wednesday morning.
It is alleged that a gang of about eight men travelling in two vehicles had been intercepted by local security companies and police.
Andreas Mathios of Marshall Security said Marshall’s Special Operations team along with SAPS Phoenix Trio Crimes and Crime Intelligence, including other police officials and private security, pursued the suspects travelling in two separate vehicles, after they had committed a business robbery in Empangeni earlier.
“Both vehicles overturned, around a kilometre apart and further investigation led to the discovery of the items stolen in the armed robbery as well as multiple unlicensed firearms. Fortunately none of the first responding roleplayers were injured during the shootout,” he said.
Medi Response KZN spokesperson, Paul Herbst, said a high-speed chase on the N2 affected traffic along the busy stretch of road.