Newlands west shooting leaves man critically injured

Netcare 911 ambulance

A man is fighting for his life after he sustained a critical gunshot wound while working on the R102 in the Newlands West area this morning. Exact detail to the cause of the shooting is still speculative and will remain a subject for police investigation and comment.

Netcare 911 advanced life support paramedic from Umhlanga received the call and immediately responded to the incident with a team of medics. When they arrived at the scene they found a man lying on the ground in a very critical condition.

After paramedics placed the critically wounded man on a ventilator and performed some specialised medical procedures to stabilise him, they transported him to a hospital in Umhlanga for the specialised care that he required.