Reports of a shootout on the M1 near Woodmead, Johannesburg have been confirmed. One suspect was shot and killed and at least four others were injured after a high-speed chase and shoot-out.
The suspects are said to have been linked to an armed robbery and SAPS pursued and brought them down.
The scene is currently active and traffic is affected northbound between Johannesburg and Grayston drive.
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Woodmead JHB shooting: Four suspects shot – one dead. pic.twitter.com/USVI6ORumd
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The Gauteng Traffic Police has advised motorists to find alternative routes.
⚠️⚠️M1n Woodmead SHOOTING
As at 13h10,
Tailend backlog extremely long, already near Atholl Oaklands.
AVOID M1 North in affected area.
Main roads near affected interchanges also under pressure.@JoburgMPD @_ArriveAlive @TrafficRTMC @KayaTraffic @Power987Traffic @EWNTraffic https://t.co/jhqM1HIHhG pic.twitter.com/VaI7LHuJpY
— GTP Gauteng Traffic Police (@GTP_Traffstats) April 21, 2021