4 people shot as gunmen hit Joburg shop

2016-04-06 12:04

Johannesburg - One person is in a critical condition and three others are in a serious to moderate condition in various Johannesburg hospitals following a shooting at a store in Vosloorus, police said on Wednesday.

Captain Tsekiso Mofokeng said gunmen entered the store just before 19:00 on Tuesday night in an alleged robbery attempt.

The gunmen grabbed the store manager. 

"A shoot-out occurred between security and the suspected robbers. One security guard was shot in the upper body and three community members were also injured during the shoot-out, Mofokeng said.

The security guard, who is in a critical condition, was airlifted to hospital in the Netcare1 helicopter, which is dispatched to life threatening emergencies.   

Police are investigating a case of attempted murder.

It was not immediately clear whether the suspected robbers made off with any money. 

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