Police shoot hijackers after dramatic chase in Johannesburg

2016-07-21 14:13

Johannesburg - Two hijackers were apparently shot by police near the corner of Republic Road and William Nicol Drive in Hurlingham, Johannesburg, after a high-speed chase on Thursday afternoon.

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The Sandton Chronicle reported that the two alleged attackers were critically injured. According to the paper, Emer-g-med spokesperson Max Cohen has confirmed that a shootout has occurred. He said, “We are on scene and at the moment we have two critically injured suspects.”

Police are reportedly on the scene.

Several shots were fired and people who were in the vicinity tweeted about dodging bullets and witnessing the chase:

Republic Road was closed at the scene of the accident and slow-moving traffic and long delays were reported.

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