Two security officers with bleeding gunshot wounds were found seated in their car in Umlazi, Durban, before one of them died.
The one who survived the shooting was airlifted to a hospital.
“A security officer has been killed whilst another has been airlifted in a critical condition following a shooting incident in Umlazi south of Durban,” said Emer-G-Med.
“Paramedics responded to the scene in B section to find the two men seated in a Datsun Go.
“The driver was found in a critical condition and a call was made for the assistance of the Netcare911 aeromedical helicopter to airlift him through to a specialist facility for the definitive care that he required.
“The passenger was found to have sustained fatal injuries and was declared dead on arrival of paramedics.
Although police were in attendance, the motive of the shooting has not been disclosed and there were no reports of arrests.
In another shooting on Monday in a different part of Durban, one person was shot dead along Electron Road in Springfield Park, just after 2 pm.
When ALS Paramedics Medical Services, police, and metro police arrived on the scene they were escorted to the patient.
“A male believed to be in his 40s was found with fatal gunshot wounds to his body and there was nothing more paramedics could do for him and he was declared deceased on the scene,” said ALS Paramedics Medical Services.
“At this stage the events leading up to the incident are unknown.”
Police have not made any arrests yet. They did not say what the possible motive of the shooting was.
However, the police continue to investigate.
The two fatal shootings add to the grim slaughter of the innocents.
In the latest statistics released on Friday by Police Minister Bheki Cele, as many as 6 859 people were murdered in South Africa in the last three months of 2021.