2 men shot dead in Mayfair

2016-10-27 19:14
Police have responded to a shooting in Johannesburg. (Derrick Spies, News24)

Police have responded to a shooting in Johannesburg. (Derrick Spies, News24)

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Johannesburg – Two men were killed during a shootout in Mayfair, Johannesburg, on Thursday police said.

Captain Kay Makhubele said two men were killed on Thursday afternoon after a group of men entered a shop where the victims were.

"We are not sure how many men there were and what happened," Makhubele said.

Makhubele said five men were later arrested and two unlicenced firearms were recovered.

The motive for the shooting was not yet known.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Athlenda Mathe said the two men died in hospital.

Mathe said there was a heavy police presence at the scene following the shooting.

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