RESIDENT are still in disbelief after witnessing a tragic shooting incident.
This is after the residents from Inanda north of Durban witnessed a fully loaded quantum taxi being fired with several bullets at close range on Saturday.
It is alleged that while the taxi that was loaded with passengers and driving along Inanda, a white van drove towards it and gunmen inside the van who were carrying rifles opened fire, fatally wounding one woman while eight other passengers sustained injuries.
The resident who were watching from a distance managed to record a video of the tragic incident.
In the video, taken by the residents a white van can be seen firing several shots at the quantum, passengers who didn't get shot can also be seen getting out of the quantum and running away. The white van can be seen driving away while the gunmen are holding the gun.
It is still unclear why the shooting took place.
A resident who asked not to be named told Daily Sun that the quantum was heading to Mzinyathi.
"It was so frightening to see people being shot like that. I suspect that the gunmen were aiming at the driver because they were shooting from his side. It’s so sad that other people ended up being shot," said the resident.
Another resident said this was the first time seeing such a tragedy.
"It will take some time for me to get over what I saw," said the resident.
The KZN cop’s spokeswoman Colonel Thembeka Mbele confirmed that a taxi with passengers was shot with rifles by unknown men in a bakkie on the M25 highway at Mshayazafe.
"A 51-year-old woman was fatally shot, and eight passengers sustained gunshot wounds. They were taken to hospital for medical attention," said Mbele.
She said a case of murder and attempted murder was opened at Inanda police station.