Verulam – Kwazulu Natal: A Taxi boss has been shot dead & his passenger escaped injured after a gunman opened fire on them near a High School in Verulam.

At approx 10:09 Members of Reaction Unit South Africa were called out to the Oakford Road – Verulam after the RUSA Operations Center received multiple calls that a man was seen driving a car at high speed whilst seated on top of a deceased body.

Reaction Officers arrived on scene & found a police vehicle in attendance. A white Toyota Corolla was found park across the road. A man was found on the drivers seat with a bullet wound to his head. Paramedics confirmed that the man was deceased. His prosthetic ear (picture 1) was found on the rear seat.

According to a passenger in the vehicle, the driver who is a local taxi owner was parked in Grange – Verulam when a lone gunman armed with a 9mm pistol opened fire on them through the left front passenger window. The suspect then fled in a maroon Toyota RunX.

The passenger then sat in top of his bleeding friend & drove for several kilometers towards the Osindsweni Hospital. He came to a stop after the front tyre (picture 4) was damaged. The small built passenger explained that he could not move the deceased who weighted in the excess of 140kg.

A deceased was previously shot when he was ambushed near his residence a few months ago.