A security guard was killed and another is in a critical condition after an attempted robbery at a mall in Osiziweni, in Newcastle.

When paramedics arrived on the scene they found the guard who is believed to be in his 30s, had sustained eleven gunshot wounds to his body.

“There was unfortunately nothing ER24 paramedics could do to save the man and he was declared dead on the scene,” ER24 said.

Another guard, believed to be in his 20s, was in a critical condition after being shot four times and he was transported to a nearby hospital for further medical care.

Five other people sustained minor injuries and they were treated and transported to hospital for further medical care.

The exact details surrounding this incident are not yet known.