Paramedics said a 43-year-old man has died in a shooting incident in Germiston on Sunday afternoon.
According to ER24 spokesperson Ross Campbell the shooting happened on Voortrekker Street in Elsburg.
“ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene at 14:30 along with GPG, EMPD, and the SAPS.”
Campbell said the man in question was found lying in the street.
“The man was found in a critical state, having suffered a gunshot wound to the chest.”
He furthermore said after 40 minutes of resuscitation, the man was unfortunately declared dead on the scene.
“The exact circumstances surrounding this incident are unknown to ER24. However, EMPD and the South African Police Services were on the scene for further investigation.
On Friday, a 76-year-old grandfather was shot five times and killed in his car outside the Acacia Primary School in Trenance Park, Verulam, minutes after he dropped off his grandson.
According to Reaction Unit South Africa spokesperson Prem Balram the grandfather generated an income by transporting scholars.
“On Friday, he dropped off his 16-year-old grandson at a tuck shop near where the shooting occurred. Minutes later, his grandson heard the gunshots and ran up to the school.
“He noticed his grandfather slumped in his vehicle. The teenager moved him over to the passenger seat and attempted to kick start the vehicle due to it not having a self-start.”
Balram said they received several calls from the public reporting shots being fired outside the school.
“All available Reaction Officers were dispatched to the school; however, while on the route, a red Toyota Corolla was spotted parked on the corner of Trenance & Cottonwood Drive. A man was found in the vehicle, bleeding profusely.”
The man sustained five gunshot wounds to his body. His 9mm firearm was missing from his holster.