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'Killed biker assaulted attacker'

Johannesburg - A motorcyclist shot dead in an apparent road-rage confrontation in Johannesburg on Friday had assaulted the man who shot him, police said.

The 39-year-old biker and the sedan driver, 44, had an argument while driving on Malibongwe Drive just after Witkoppen Road, said Lt-Col Katlego Mogale.

The covered body of the motorcyclist who was shot dead during a road rage incident on Malibongwe Drive in Northriding. Image: Chris Collingridge. Credit: Independent Newspapers

They both pulled off the road, the biker confronted the driver and the argument got heated.

“The biker allegedly assaulted the motorist who in turn fired shots, fatally wounding him.”

The motorist was injured. He was treated on the scene by paramedics before being transported to hospital under police guard.

His condition was described as serious.

Police recovered firearms from both men. They had been taken for ballistic testing, said Mogale.

Police had opened a murder docket.

Sapa

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