Ekurhuleni - One person has died, another two critically injured while one escaped unharmed after being ambushed by a gang of armed men in Emlotheni Informal Settlement, Katlehong, on Sunday.
According to Gauteng police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo, it is alleged that the victims were standing next to a Toyota Conquest when they were attacked.
Masondo said one of the victims died at the scene, two others were taken to hospital in serious condition and the fourth one managed to escape unharmed.
He added that an Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department (EMPD) officer who saw the suspects fleeing from the scene gave chase and managed to apprehend one of the suspects.
“More police officers responded and the second suspect was spotted. The suspect started shooting at the police as they were approaching him and police returned fire. He was wounded and taken to hospital under police guard and an unlicensed firearm was recovered,” Masondo said.