An armed robbery in Wilrowpark, west of Johannesburg left two people dead and a security guard in a critical condition.
At approximately 6pm, paramedics arrived on scene at CR Swart and Elkie Street. They found a security guard near a shop with fatal injuries.
Another person was found with fatal injuries inside a shop. Another security guard sustained a critical gunshot wound.
He was stabilised on scene by paramedics from ER24 and later airlifted by the ER24 Oneplan Medical Helicopter to hospital.
A third security guard was uninjured during the shootout. An ER24 Trauma Counsellor attended the scene to provide counselling to the people involved.
The exact circumstances surrounding the incident will be investigated by the police that attended the scene.
IN A SEPARATE INCIDENT (Limpopo):
An armed robbery in Tarentaal Rand, Tzaneen, left one person dead when a shootout occurred. Shortly after 5pm, paramedics from ER24 were called to the R529 towards Letsele where they found a man lying next to the road.
There was nothing that paramedics could do for him and he was declared dead on the scene.
The exact circumstances surrounding the incident is not yet known. Local authorities attended the scene and will conduct an investigation.