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Johannesburg -  A man was seriously wounded when he was shot during an apparent robbery at a restaurant in Sandton, Johannesburg in the early hours of Saturday morning, paramedics said. 

Netcare 911 paramedics responded soon after 2.10am to reports of a shooting at an "eatery" in Oxford Street, Sandton, Netcare 911 spokesman Shawn Herbst said.

"Reports from the scene indicate that an adult male sustained a gunshot wound to his abdomen in an alleged robbery. Due to the seriousness of his injuries he was treated on [the] scene by an advanced life support paramedic."

Once stabilised, the man was transported to hospital in a serious condition for further treatment. Local authorities were on the scene to investigate, Herbst said.

African News Agency/ANA