BREAKING NEWS: Road rage leads to shooting

The man was pronounced dead on-scene.

NEWCASTLE – A man was shot and killed following a collision this morning (October 19).

According to reports, a municipal refuse truck and a Nissan Sentra collided at around 7am near the intersection of Albert Wessels Drive and Faraday Street.

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In the wake of the collision, a bystander and alleged witness was shot and killed.

An unofficial source claimed the driver of the Sentra and a municipal worker got into an argument, when the bystander intervened and told the driver of the Sentra he was clearly in the wrong.

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The bystander then walked away and was shot in the back by the driver.

The driver then fired another round into the ground to scare off the municipal worker, who fled and contacted the police for assistance.

Police arrested the driver, and have since launched an investigation into the shooting.

Mayor, Makhosini Nkosi said he heard about the shooting, and expected the law to take its course.

“What we need to do, is teach people to control themselves. This is not acceptable.”

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This is a developing story and we will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

Our thoughts and prayers are with friends and family of the deceased.

 

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Zianne Leibrandt

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