Police following leads after Durban shootings

KwaZulu-Natal police are following up on leads after five people were shot dead on Tuesday.

DURBAN - KwaZulu-Natal police are following up on leads after five people were shot dead on Tuesday.

In the first incident, two taxi owners were killed in Durban's Berea area.

In the other, three family members were shot dead in a drive-by shooting in Springfield Park.

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The province's Taxi Violence Unit is investigating the murder of the taxi owners.

It is alleged they were sitting inside a taxi when two gunmen -- armed with a rifle and a pistol -- fired shots at them.

Police are not aware of the motive but are not ruling out taxi-related violence.

In Springfield, reports there suggest the male victim was a person of interest in a Hawks case and was killed along with his wife and 9-year-old child.

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