Johannesburg M1 remains closed

2013-10-22 17:31
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Shootout on M1 in Joburg

The M1 in Killarney, north of Johannesburg has been closed after a shootout on the highway. One man is reportedly critically injured. See all the pictures.

Johannesburg - 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.

Spokesperson 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 off-ramp in Killarney.

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

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