Shoot-out in Woodmead

There was a shootout in Woodmead on Wednesday, following a Pretoria robbery.

A gun barrel.

JOHANNESBURG - There was a shootout in Woodmead, north of Johannesburg on Wednesday following a robbery.

It is understood a number of suspects had robbed a house in Pretoria and fled the scene.

Members of the Gauteng Flying Squad were driving around the Woodmead Value Mart when they spotted the suspects near the McDonalds restaurant on Woodmead Drive.

The suspects exchanged fire with police and took off in a white Golf 5.

Shop owners and street vendors in the area said they did not witness the shooting, but heard shots being fired.

There was a heavy police presence after a manhunt was launched for the suspects.

No injuries were reported.