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Shootout on M1 highway

Officers noticed three armed men trying to force a Chinese man into the boot of a Toyota Corolla.

There was a shootout between Metro Police officers and three suspects on the M1 north near the 11th Avenue offramp in Houghton on 23 September,2014. Picture: Masego Rahlaga/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - There's been a shootout between Metro Police officers and three suspects on the M1 north near the 11th Avenue offramp in Houghton.

No one was wounded in the incident.

Two metro police officers were on their way home after work when they noticed three armed men trying to force a Chinese man into the boot of a Toyota Corolla.

The officers then switched on their siren prompting the trio to randomly open fire.

Officers returned fire and the suspects sped off in a silver grey Nissan Navara.

The officers weren't hurt.

The trio made off with R40,000 that the Chinese man had just collected from his shop at the China Mall in Fordsburg.