902 A crime scene expert takes pictures of the scene on 7th street in Linden where 3 men tried to hijack a woman after a chase with the police that started in Robindale. 190208. Picture: Bongiwe Mchunu

Gauteng - Three people were killed and others wounded when a group of men randomly attacked residents at Fochville in Merafong, Gauteng police said on Sunday.

Lt-Col Lungelo Dlamini said the shooting took place at 7pm on Saturday.

“It is alleged that a group of men moved to several sections of the informal settlement attacking the residents.

“In one section, approximately five shacks were set alight and one person was shot dead. The group then moved to another section where they attacked victims who were sitting in a shebeen,” he said.

Dlamini said the men fired shots and two people were killed in the shebeen.

More than six others were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Dlamini said police were busy with the identification of the victims.

“Police are still taking several statements from the witnesses to identify the suspects as well as to establish the motive for the attack,” he said.

The motive for the attack is not known. - Sapa