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Shootout on Marlboro Drive

Details are still sketchy, but it's understood several armed men exchanged fire with police officers.

There was a shootout on Marlboro Drive near the N3 off-ramp on 12 December. Picture: Sxc.hu.

JOHANNESBURG - Johannesburg police have confirmed two suspects have been arrested near Marlboro this morning.

The police's Lungelo Dlamini say authorities were chasing a suspicious looking vehicle from Alexandra township but has denied there was a shootout.

But witnesses at the scene say a shooting broke out between police and the armed men, resulting in one person being shot.

94.7 Breakfast Xpress host Darren Simpson was there.

I was just in the middle of a shootout on Marlboro Drive. Bullets Flying. I shat myself!!! Well done SAPS for catching the four!

"I don't know if they were shot or killed or just surrendered because they were lying on the ground with guns to their heads."

Another man on the scene said a white Toyota Fortuner was driving in the wrong line driving towards him at a very high speed.

"The cops were in pursuit and stopped four guys who got out of the car and began running on foot. The police then began shooting and they ran towards the bridge."