It is alleged that one suspect has been shot during a shootout with police at the Riviera off-ramp in Houghton Estate and another has been arrested, Rosebank Killarney Gazette reports.
It is not yet clear what the situation is, as the police are yet to issue an official statement about the incident which brought traffic to a standstill.
The area is serviced by the Norwood Police Station and the spokesperson for the station, Captain Elliot Tshivhase, could not comment on the incident, but referred queries to the Gauteng police spokesperson, Colonel Lungelo Dlamini.
The shooting has not been confirmed, but Candice de Beer tweeted about the incident from her apartment nearby.
#Gunshots in Houghton. Anyone know what's going on?
— Candice de Beer (@CandiceWiggett) May 17, 2018
“The guards on our boom said that one suspect took a few shots to the chest. Wonder if the cops received a tip off,” she said.
Security company, Vision Tactical, also tweeted about the incident.
Suspects arrested after a chase and shooting in Houghton. Riveria offramp will remain closed for an investigation! pic.twitter.com/i0iDIRLx1E
— Vision Tactical (@visiontactical) May 17, 2018
Rosebank Killarney Gazette contacted Dlamini and he promised to respond to the publication as soon as the information is made available to him.
“I will contact Tshivhase from the Norwood Police Station and you can contact me later to give you details about the incident,” he said.
Details: Norwood Police Station 011 483 4609.