Johannesburg - A man was shot in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg, on Thursday, Gauteng police said.

“It was an armed robbery,” said Lieutenant Juanita Coetzer.

Paramedics said the man was in a critical condition.

“(A) helicopter was activated to airlift the critically injured man to hospital for the urgent medical care that he required,” said Netcare 911 spokeswoman Santi Steinmann.

The exact details of the incident were not immediately available. - Sapa