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Motorist turns gun on himself after shooting several people

An unidentified man turned the gun on himself at a petrol station in Sharpeville after shooting several people in Vanderbijlpark yesterday, Gauteng police confirmed today.  CCTV footage from the petrol station shows the man driving a BMW X5 which had visible crash damage in the front.

The man gets out of the car with a firearm pointed to his head, before he shoots himself dead, as people look on.  The circumstances around his death are being investigated by the police who have opened an inquest docket.  Police confirmed that the man had allegedly shot several people in the Vanderbijlpark area.

Gauteng police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele said the motorist committed suicide yesterday.

“I can confirm that yesterday, at about 7pm, a man driving a X5 BMW allegedly shot several people in Vanderbijlpark and was later found (deceased) at a Sharpeville filling station. It is also alleged that he shot himself. The motive of the shooting is unknown.

“Police are currently trying to establish who this person is and all the injured victims were taken to hospital,” said Makhubele.

Social media users said the man had killed five people, but police said there was no truth to the allegations.

The wounded were being treated in hospital, Makhubele said.

Bosman Taxi Rank Shooting – 6 people wounded

Tshwane emergency services have confirmed that six people have been wounded in a shooting at the Bosman taxi rank in Pretoria.

The circumstances around Friday morning’s crime are not yet clear but police are on the scene to investigate.

One man is in a critical condition and was transported to a nearby hospital.

Tshwane emergency services’ Charles Mabaso said: “A male patient with multiple gunshot wounds arrived at the fire station and was followed by a male and a female also being shot. Paramedics attended to the three patients at the station and a fire truck was sent to the taxi rank. Firefighters found another three patients there.”

Meanwhile, this witness saw what happened.

“What kind of a country are we live in? People just went to get a taxi to wherever they’re going and someone just came out of nowhere and fired shots at these passengers in the taxi.”

2 People killed and one critical in Xavier M1 shooting

Two people have been killed and one other is in a critical condition following a shoutout on the M1 highway near the Xavier off-ramp in Johannesburg.

While details around the shooting are still unclear, it’s understood that the driver and a passenger died in a hail of bullets, while one other passenger was taken to hospital for treatment.

Police and emergency personnel are combing through the scene and are urging motorists to use alternative routes.

The JMPD’s Xolani Fihla: “There was a shooting on the Xavier bridge just over the M1 near Gold Reef City. The driver and a passenger of a silver Toyota Corolla were fatally shot and a third person, who was also a passenger in the vehicle, was shot and is in a serious condition. At this moment, the motive of the shooting is unknown and Xavier has been closed off to traffic.”

Five wounded in Gauteng drive-by shooting

Five people were wounded after gunmen opened fire on them in Florida, Gauteng, on the West Rand on Friday morning then jumped into their vehicle and fled the scene.  The incident happened at the Hendrik Potgieter and Gordon Road intersections.

A video that captured the incident shows two people get out of a white car that had stopped at an intersection and firing at a group of people multiples times.

One of the people closest to the car falls immediately after being hit while others start running away. One man falls while getting away but gets up very quickly and continues running.

The gunmen then jump into the moving car as it speeds away.

ER24’s Russel Meiring said numerous paramedics arrived at the scene around 8am.

On closer inspection, he said, paramedics found one man lying inside a small shop while five other men were found lying on the pavement.

“Paramedics assessed the patients and found that three had sustained numerous gunshot wounds and were in a critical condition while two others had sustained serious gunshot wounds.

“A sixth man had escaped with only a minor injury to his ankle.

He said the injured men were treated at the scene and provided with advanced life support interventions before being transported to hospitals in the area for further care.

Spokesperson for the Gauteng Police Colonel Kay Makhubele said they were aware of the incident.

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