Taxi driver in hospital, suspect questioned after Sunninghill shooting
It appears the motorist and taxi driver involved in a shooting in Sunninghill, in northern...
It appears the motorist and taxi driver involved in a shooting in Sunninghill, in northern <?xml:namespace prefix="st1" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"?><place w:st="on"><city w:st="on">Johannesburg, on Friday morning, were arguing over passengers.
Just after 7am, a motorist and taxi drivers started shooting at one another. The taxi driver was shot in the chest.
It is believed a motorist stopped to give a pedestrian in the area a lift but he was cornered by a taxi driver who demanded that the passenger get out of the vehicle.
The two then started arguing. A paramedic on the scene said he saw a group of men believed to be other taxi drivers assaulting the motorist. The man then pulled out a gun and shot the driver in the chest.
The driver was rushed to Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital in a serious condition, while the motorist was questioned at the Sandton Police Station.
Police combed the scene hoping to eventually get to the bottom of what happened.