Two of the people shot in Vanderbijlpark have died, Gauteng police confirmed on Wednesday afternoon.
According to preliminary information, a gunman allegedly shot and wounded several people just after 7pm at a fast food outlet at Frikkie Meyer Boulevard in Vanderbijlpark, south of Johannesburg, on Tuesday. It is reported that the man allegedly hit a white double cab which capsized, injuring one man.
He then got out of his BMW x5 and shot at the injured man. He further shot at a father (Johan Hebler) and his son (Nathan) while they were approaching the restaurant to get takeaways. Johan was shot in the stomach and is reportedly in a stable condition in hospital. Nathan was shot 3 times and was taken to hospital in critical condition.
The gunamn later turned the gun on himself at a petrol station.
A 52-year-old man was shot in the abdomen and a third man believed to be in his 50s was run over by the gunman and sustained moderate injuries.
Around 30 minutes later, in Siemens Street, about 5km from the fast food outlet scene, the gunman allegedly shot a man, believed to be in his 60s, in the head, Herbst said.
Gauteng police spokesperson Capt Kay Makhubele confirmed the 18-year-old Nathan had since died.
Makhubele said a second man, whose age is yet to be determined, had also died in hospital on Wednesday.
Makhubele said police are still trying to establish the identity of the gunman.