A 27-year-old woman is lucky to be alive after she was struck by a bullet in the head following a shooting spree by a lone gunman in Wentworth, south of Durban
The shooting happened at the corner of Woodville and Major Calvert roads, Southlands Sun reported.
It is alleged that the gunman fired several shots randomly at the nearby flats around 05h00 on Sunday morning (3 December 2017).
The victim was struck by one of the stray bullets in the head.
Members of the Durban Flying Squad who were on duty at the time, heard the shots and walked up to the flats.
Sergeant Ogle saw the shooter and warned him to stop but he fired another shot before running away. The officer chased the man until he disappeared into the Woodville Road flats.
“The officers searched for him, to no avail. They contacted informers which led to the arrest of the man. He was brought to the police station,” said Wentworth SAPS communication officer, Capt Mbuso Gumede.
A search for the gun proved fruitless.
The 33-year-old suspect was detained for attempted murder and malicious damage to property.
The reason for the shooting is not known at this stage.
The victim was stabilised at hospital and received stitches and is recovering at home.