Kwazulu-Natal Police has revealed that suspects have been shot and killed during a shootout with police in Durban on Monday morning.

Spokesperson of KwaZulu-Natal police, Captain Nqobile Gwala said a cash-in-transit vehicle that went to collect money at one of the centres in Springfield, Durban, at about 10:05 was intercepted.

Gwala said security guards were then accosted by gun-wielding suspects who took a cash box.

A shootout ensued when the police arrived the scene.

According to Gwala, “One suspect was shot and killed at the scene while three suspects, including an injured suspect, were arrested.”

She said other suspects fled to the Parlock area in a Mercedes-Benz, leaving behind a white Opel Corsa bakkie at the scene.

“While abandoning the vehicle, the suspects continued to shoot at the police who were following them. The police retaliated, fatally wounding four suspects.”

The police recovered six firearms and the cash box from the suspects.

The surviving suspects are expected to appear in court soon.