Motorists were left shaken on Monday afternoon as a shootout erupted on the M1 in Johannesburg as police attempted to intercept a robbery escape.
The North highway is currently at a standstill as police and emergency services are on scene trying to divert traffic.
Details are still unclear but here is what we know so far.
A tweet from Anti-crime activist Yusuf Abramjee explains what he saw and is currently on scene. You can follow his thread below.
Lady followed from Fordsburg JHB and robbed. Driver shot and wounded
Social media has since been flooded with videos and images from the scene, we have included some below.
Avoid area if possible. pic.twitter.com/PXoqAfT5TW
— Joburg Public Safety (@CoJPublicSafety) October 22, 2018
The traffic will be closed off for a considerable amount of time for a criminal investigation. The pair has been taken to the hospital and a follow-up report will be provided by the police investigating team
Said JMPD’s Wayne Minnaar in a statement.
He also revealed that the man seen in the widely spread video populating social media is a known South African law enforcement Hawks member.
According to Gauteng Hawks spokesperson Captain Ndivhuwo Mulamu, speaking to reporters he confirmed the member was on duty at the time of the shooting.
I understand he is in critical condition and we can’t reveal his name…
He goes on to say.
This is a developing story. Updates will be posted as they are received.