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People are shot dead in the car at the KZN shopping center

A man in his 20s was shot dead in a robbery suspected in KwaMashu in northern Durban.

Netcare 911 said in a statement that it responded to a shooting report at a shopping center in the area on Wednesday afternoon.

"Reports from the scene indicate that a man believed to be in his twenties suffered a fatal gunshot wound while sitting in the passenger seat of a car in a suspected robbery," spokesman Shawn Herbst said in a statement.

"The patient was assessed and declared dead at the scene by advanced life support paramedics."

A woman believed to be a family member of the deceased and who was the driver of the vehicle was also shot, the statement said.

He suffered a gunshot wound to his right leg and was transported by another ambulance service to the hospital in stable condition.

"The situation prior to the shooting at this stage is unknown and will be investigated by the SAPS on the scene," Herbst said.

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