Motorist shot dead in road rage attack

2015-05-06 15:18
(Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department)

(Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department)

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Johannesburg - A motorist was shot dead when he accused a man of skipping a stop street in Bonaero Park, east of Johannesburg, metro police said.

"The victim was shot point-blank into the face when confronting a driver who allegedly he was accusing of skipping a stop street," said Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wilfred Kgasago.

The shooter had two school children in his car with him at the time of the incident, around 07:40.

Kgasago said the driver of a VW Jetta apparently did not stop at a stop street in Daeraad Street. He was then pursued by a man driving an Isuzu bakkie.

Both vehicles stopped, and the driver of the Isuzu got out and walked up to the Jetta driver, sitting in the car with the two children.

A confrontation ensued and the Jetta driver pulled out a gun and shot the Isuzu driver in the face.

He was arrested and would appear in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court within 48 hours.

Kgasago said the name of the 53-year-old victim can only be made public once all his next of kin had been informed of his death.

He said there were emotional scenes after the shooting.

"The wives arrived and both were hysterical."

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