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He said there was nothing stolen from the security guards. However, one of the guards was shot in the leg.
Nhlabathi added the exact motive for the shooting remains unknown. A case of attempted murder is being investigated.
In a separate incident, a 33-year-old security guard was shot and wounded during an armed robbery at New Goodwill
store in the Empangeni area, KwaZulu-Natal, in July.
Provincial police spokesperson Major Thulani Zwane said it is alleged the guard was responding to an alarm complaint. On arrival at the store, he met the suspects who opened fire, wounding him in the head. He was taken to hospital in a critical condition. The suspects fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash and a video camera.
A case of armed robbery and attempted murder was opened at Empangeni police station.
– Caxton News Service