Four people were shot and wounded and a fifth was shot dead during a shoot-out between suspected criminals and Johannesburg metro police on Tuesday.
JMPD spokesperson Wayne Minnaar said officers were alerted to be on the lookout for a grey Toyota with false number plates.
Minnaar said officers spotted the car near Ellis Park at about 11am. A shoot-out occurred and three suspects were shot and wounded while a fourth managed to flee the scene.
Two bystanders were also shot in the crossfire – one man died and a second was taken to hospital, Minnaar said.
A firearm was recovered from the scene.
The three injured suspects were taken to hospital under police guard.
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