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Two dead, guard injured in Joburg shooting

Two people have been killed and a 50-year-old security guard injured in a shooting in Johannesburg’s CBD.

The shooting reportedly took place on the corners of Twist and Plein streets on Sunday.

The circumstances surrounding the shooting remain unclear.

Ross Campbell of ER24 said on arrival at the scene the two adult men were found on the street and on the sidewalk, one with a gunshot wound to the head and the other to the chest.

“Both showed no sign of life and were pronounced dead on arrival by both ER24 and another private service on the scene. The guard was treated by ER24 paramedics for minor injuries and taken to hospital for further treatment – ​​his vehicle is said to have had a number of bullet holes.”

Meiring said the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD), which includes the South African Police Services (SAPS), were on the scene for further investigations.

In a separate incident, the ShotSpotter activation warned police of a shooting in Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape.

ShotSpotter technology uses sensors to pick up the audio frequency of gunshots, and locates the area where the shots are fired in seconds.

Police said Gelvandale officers found the body of a 25-year-old man lying on Martin Street in Helenvale.

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Spokesperson Priscilla Naidu said a murder case is under investigation.

“It is alleged that on Saturday the police found Wade Spence’s body in the passage between Stag and Martin Street with gunshot wounds to his head and chest. Circumstances and motive have yet to be determined.”

Last month, eight men were killed and ten others arrested after a dramatic firefight with police in The Hill, south of Johannesburg.

Police said the group was about to rob a money transport bus.

The ten arrested, dubbed the “Rosettenville 10”, have been charged with crimes ranging from murder to conspiracy to commit theft.

The case has been adjourned until April for further investigation.

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