Two shot dead at petrol station

2010-09-16 22:23

Johannesburg - Two men, one a policeman, were shot dead and another policeman was seriously wounded in a petrol station shooting in Booysens on Thursday, Johannesburg police said.

The policemen had stopped at a Shell service station and one of them alighted and got into another car parked alongside them, Colonel Eugene Opperman said.

"The officer was shot in the head by the driver... and is in a critical condition in hospital."

The second officer, who was standing near the car, was wounded in the stomach.

He returned fire, killing the driver, before he collapsed and died.

Police did not know why the policeman got into the other car, but they were investigating.