Man killed in Joburg highway shooting

Johannesburg - A man has died and another was in a critical condition following two separate shootings in Johannesburg and Midrand in Gauteng, paramedics said on Friday.

The first shooting happened on the M1 highway, south of the Johannesburg CBD.

"Netcare 911 paramedics responded to a shooting incident on the M1 De Villiers Graaff Motorway in Mondeor last night [Thursday] at around 21:00," said Netcare 911 spokesperson Santi Steinmann.

"Upon their arrival on scene they found a man had tragically lost his life following the shooting incident."

Police were investigating.

In the second shooting in Midrand, paramedics and other services were alerted around 23:40 on Thursday.

The shooting occurred on Broadwalk Street, near Pretoria Main Road in Halfway House, Midrand.

"Upon their arrival on scene they found a 21-year-old man in a critical condition following the shooting incident," Steinmann said.

"The man was treated on scene and rushed to hospital for the urgent medical care that he required."

She said police were investigating.

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Victor Fedrick 2014-08-01 07:57:29 AM
He or she who live by gun shall allso die by gun
Jamill Ahmed 2014-08-01 08:08:02 AM
Another day in a violent country
Christie Taylor 2014-08-01 08:36:50 AM
Keep a gun, really? Has the Oscar story not taught us anything? This province seems to have serious anger issues.
Brian Marumo 2014-08-01 08:43:52 AM
We cry for the people who have passed on but they feel sorry for us as they are in a better place and this earth is Hell! The type of a place this country has become. SMH
Dumeza Nkala 2014-08-01 09:22:07 AM
This is where South Africa is weak as a state! How do you allow individuals to own guns and you don't eve check who shoots at what??? Somebody is not serious about state security here hey?!
Denis Gomo 2014-08-01 09:36:33 AM
Another dying day in the Wild Wild South
Willie van Zyl 2014-08-01 10:07:12 AM
What is amazing when it is a normal car and person killed in "Road Rage" it is not newsworthy like when "PORSCHE" passenger hit Polo driver. Their is no big story on news media like a poor Porsche owner that is a normal cheap (Cayman entre level Porsche) if car was Porsche 911 Turbo S then it was a proper performance car.
Feik Mc Heither 2014-08-01 03:57:46 PM
Yes, Zuma also allowed people to fight on a busy Fourways street.
Puleng Matete 2014-08-01 11:37:23 PM
i wonder whats the shooting its about.poor little man 21 years old jho!!
Dumeza Nkala 2014-08-04 05:19:47 PM
I re-iterate what I said - put stricter gun and immigration controls in place, and "BOOM!" South Africa becomes a safe place!!! Don't do this, so...stop complaining...