Pietermaritzburg nurse found dead in bullet-riddled vehicle
08 April 2016, 14:28
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
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.