Man injured in Sandton shoot-out dies - report

2015-07-23 21:05
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Johannesburg - A man who was shot several times during a robbery in Sandton on Thursday afternoon has died, Eyewitness News reported. 

Standard Bank chief economist Goolam Ballim told EWN that his 50-year-old brother, Adam, had succumbed to his injuries. 

Gauteng police could not immediately confirm the death to News24. 

They said earlier that he had opened fire on his four attackers after they approached him and his wife. 

"It is alleged that the victim was parking his vehicle at a rental company when he was approached by four suspects, two of whom were armed," Lieutenant Colonel Katlego Mogale said earlier. 

"Realising the suspects were armed, he fired shots at them. The suspects [in turn] fired shots at him, injuring him."

Mogale said the men stole the wife's watch before fleeing the scene.

It was reported earlier that the shooting happened near a Pizza Hut on Rivonia Road in Sandton. 

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