Johannesburg shooting on M1 highway causes traffic delays.
On Monday‚ a shooting was witnessed on the M1 North highway, Johannesburg, South Africa in a suspected robbery attempt.
The police are searching for five suspects who shot at a car travelling on the M1 North highway in Johannesburg.
Police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo said the suspects started shooting at a BMW X1 travelling alongside them with rifles and pistols‚ before the BMW stopped.
The male driver was shot in the upper body and the female passenger was hit in the lower body. Both were taken to hospital.
The incident happened around 12.50pm.
The five suspects were driving in a grey BMW.
The motive of the shooting remains unknown‚ but a bag was stolen from the car.
Anti-crime activist Yusuf Abramjee tweeted: “Highway robbery. Lady followed from Fordsburg JHB and robbed. Driver shot and wounded.”
AVOID M1 JAN SMUTS OFFRAMP : SHOOTING & ROBBERY. pic.twitter.com/R7tBOaBJzb
— REZA (@crimeairnetwork) October 22, 2018
Johannesburg Metro Police Department officers are diverting traffic off the freeway at Jan Smuts Avenue and Empire Road‚ the city said.
No arrests have been made yet.