South Africa 22.10.2013 05:32 pm

Joburg M1 remains closed

Members of the SAPS attend to a scene on the M1 near Killarney, 22 October 2013, where a shootout  occurred following a chase from Pretoria. A man was shot and wounded on the scene and another fled. Up to 50 shots were fired, leaving eyewitnesses stunned. Picture: Michel Bega

Members of the SAPS attend to a scene on the M1 near Killarney, 22 October 2013, where a shootout occurred following a chase from Pretoria. A man was shot and wounded on the scene and another fled. Up to 50 shots were fired, leaving eyewitnesses stunned. Picture: Michel Bega

The M1 highway in Johannesburg remained closed to traffic between Joe Slovo drive and Oxford road on Tuesday afternoon after a shooting, the city’s metro police said.

Law enforcement officials were still combing the area.

Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said the freeway was closed in both directions.

“Motorists are advised to use the N1, N3 and M2 as alternative routes.”

He could not confirm when the road would re-open.

A taxi driver was wounded when the police opened fire on him and his passenger following a chase from a Pretoria taxi rank.

The passenger fled when the taxi stopped near the Joe Slovo offramp in Killarney.

It was believed that he and the driver had been involved in several incidents relating to taxi violence.

Sapa

 

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