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Pietermaritzburg nurse found dead in bullet-riddled vehicle

08 April 2016, 14:28 Jeff Wicks, News24

Durban - Mystery surrounds the death of a Pietermaritzburg nurse who died in a car accident on Thursday night, with paramedics finding her body in her bullet-riddled vehicle.

The woman, 31, is understood to have been travelling towards Pietermaritzburg, near Town Hill, when the car left the road and rolled repeatedly.

Medics and police noted several bullet holes in the car, which raised their suspicion regarding the events leading up to the woman’s death.

ER24 spokesperson Russell Meiring said paramedics had responded to the scene after receiving reports of a motor vehicle collision.

"On arrival, paramedics found a light motor vehicle up against a roadside barrier. A number of [holes] which is believed to be bullet holes, were discovered in the vehicle," he said.

"Paramedics assessed the driver, who was found slumped into the passenger seat. She was found with a wound to her head. Unfortunately, there was nothing more that could be done and she was declared dead."

Police spokesperson Major Shooz Magagudlela said a case of murder was being investigated by Hilton SAPS.

"The body of a 31-year-old woman was found lying on the driver’s seat of her vehicle. The victim had sustained a gunshot wound to her head. The motive for the killing is unknown at this stage. No arrests have been made and investigations are continuing," he said.

(Supplied to News24)

- News24


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