Police kill heavily armed hijacker in Kew, Johannesburg

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Hijacker shot dead in Kew, Johannesburg. Photo Arrive Alive.

Shortly after 1 pm this afternoon EMER-G-MED responded to reports of a shooting on 9th Road, in Kew, north of Johannesburg.

It’s alleged that a car tracking company’s reaction officers spotted a hijacked vehicle. The heavily armed suspects opened fire on the officers, they returned fire, leaving one suspect dead and another critically injured.

The critically injured suspect was stabilised at the scene by Emer-G-Med Advanced Life Support paramedics, before being transported to hospital under police guard.

The two reaction officers sustained minor shrapnel injuries and refused any medical care.

The South African Police Services are at the scene. 9th Road has been closed to traffic between 1st Avenue and 2nd Avenue for formal crime scene investigations.

It’s reported that two unlicensed fully automatic assault rifles were recovered alongside the hijacked vehicle.

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