Centurion Concerned Citizens (CCC) spokesperson Hannes du Buisson said they received a call about 14 gunshots heard from what sounded like an automatic rifle on Monday, Rekord Centurion reported.
“We arrived on the scene and found a white Toyota Corolla with two gunshot damages. A man was dead in the car,” added Du Buisson.
An anonymous off-duty paramedic said the man was declared dead after suffering several gunshot wounds.
“He had four penetrating wounds. We also found bullet holes through the front passenger window of his car,” he said.
Du Buisson said the deceased was travelling with his brother, who was driving behind in a gold-coloured Toyota Corolla, when they were followed from Laudium by a white and a black Volkswagen Golf.
The brother said the occupants of the Golf opened fired when they turned into Wierda Road from the R55.
The brother’s car was hit twice, but he managed to escape. His vehicle was found not far from the scene.
Du Buisson said there were speculations on scene that the two brothers were transporting large amounts of cash.
“It is believed R35 000 was in the deceased`s car, but there was no official confirmation of this. It appears not to be a hijacking but a robbery, if there was money stolen,” added Du Buisson.
It is alleged the deceased owned a cash-and-carry in Laudium.
In a separate incident, a businessman was shot and killed by armed suspects during a business robbery in Pretoria West last month.
Police spokesperson Captain Bonginkosi Msimango said three armed men entered a motor spares shop and demanded money from the cashier before shooting the man in the back.
– Caxton News Service