Father, son and neighbour shot deat in KwaZulu-Natal

A father, his teenage son and his 61-year-old neighbour were shot and killed during a home invasion in the early hours of Tuesday morning, KwaZulu-Natal police said, reported by News24.

Police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele said the father, his son and the boy’s mother were at their Arboretum home in Richards Bay when unknown men accosted the family at 00:45.

“They fatally shot a 42-year-old father, his 17-year-old son, and his mother sustained injuries to the thigh and was taken to hospital for medical attention.

“A 61-year-old neighbour who went to check after hearing screams was also shot [in] the chest. He was declared dead at the scene.”

Mbele said they were investigating charges of murder and attempted murder.

According to community policing forum Arbovlei CPF, the attackers gained entry by cutting the property’s razor coil fencing and jumping the wall, and escaped via the same route.