As details have unfolded more info has been released about the shooting on the M1 in Johannesburg a short while ago.
I wanted myself out of that situation, anywhere else but there
Explains a terrified witness.
The man whose name has been withheld upon request says he saw a group traveling at high speed in a BMW open fire on a vehicle near the Jan Smuts off-ramp.
Two people have since been reported injured in the exchange.
The witness goes on to explain the two wounded motorists, a male and female traveling in an X1 were pulled over by five suspects, armed with assault rifles and pistols who opened fire on their vehicle.
Police spokesperson, Mavela Masondo on scene said.
The victims were taken to hospital in a serious condition
It is suspected this was a robbery attempt as tweets from Anti-crime activist Yusuf Abramjee explains the motorists were followed by the armed gang traveling North before the shooting took place. The claims have yet to be confirmed by police.
A second witness on scene explains how he tried to reverse in an attempt to avoid the shooting.
It was like a scene from a movie‚ everything happened in less than five minutes
They struggled to open the boot and they then opened the back passenger seat pulling out a bag
Police at this stage were on scene when the five suspects opened fire on their van before trying to flee through the congested traffic.
Avoid area if possible. pic.twitter.com/PXoqAfT5TW
— Joburg Public Safety (@CoJPublicSafety) October 22, 2018
A manhunt is underway for the armed gang.