The Durban police are on a manhunt for four heavily armed suspects accused of a robbery committed on Wednesday.
The incident occurred near the Engen garage opposite the Pavilion shopping centre along Harry Gwala Road in full view of the driving by cars.
The four suspects were trying to flee the scene of an alleged robbery when they crashed their getaway car into a vehicle parked along the road and opened fire on the police officers. The gunmen reportedly fled on foot.
The police confirm the road to the N3 Durban bound from Westville is already clear. Harry Gwala Road leading to the N3 to Pinetown is believed to be obstructed and heavily congested though.
More information to follow.