Taxi driver shot dead in Krugersdorp after argument

2016-03-23 20:06
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Johannesburg - A taxi driver has died in hospital following an attack by an unidentified group of people who shot him several times in Krugersdorp, west of Johannesburg, on Wednesday morning, Gauteng police said.

The 33-year-old was shot in his upper body at about 10:50 at the corners of Paardekraal and Luipaard streets in Krugersdorp, spokesperson Sergeant Tshepiso Mashale said.

"It is alleged that the victim was driving in his taxi alone when four suspects travelling in a white Hyundai stopped him.

"They got out of the vehicle, opened his door and started arguing with him. One of the suspects took out a firearm and shot him several times and then fled the scene."

The man was taken to a nearby hospital shortly after the incident, but died on Wednesday evening at about 18.30, Mashale said.

No arrests have yet been made. Police have appealed to the community to assist with information that could help with investigations.

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