Wednesday evening Netcare 911 responded to reports of a shooting outside a shopping centre in Pinetown, West of Durban.
Reports from the scene indicate that a 40-year-old female had just entered her vehicle when it was alleged an adult male walked passed firing a round towards her direction from the left side of the vehicle.
Medics assessed the scene and found that the woman had sustained a single gunshot wound to her left upper torso.
The patient was treated on scene and once stabilised was transported by a private ambulance to hospital for further treatment.
Circumstances leading up to the shooting will be investigated by the relevant authorities.