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JHB taxi driver shot by passenger

A man who was pretending to be a passenger in a taxi shot the driver in Newlands, Johannesburg.

A man who was pretending to be a passenger in a taxi shot the driver in Newlands, Johannesburg. Picture: sxc.hu.

NEWLANDS - Police are searching for a gunman who shot and wounded a taxi driver in Newlands, west of Johannesburg today.

The man allegedly pretended to be a passenger and asked the driver to pull over so that he can get off when he pulled out a firearm.

He shot the man in the back and jumped into another taxi which had been waiting for him.

Police spokesperson Katlego Mogale said a case of attempted murder was opened.

"The person who shot (the driver) was pretending to be a passenger."