Shootout between police, hijackers near Linksfield school

The men had allegedly robbed a house on the East Rand and made off with a Mercedes Benz.

The scene of a shootout in Linksfield on 16 January, 2015. Picture: Twitter via @MedixGauteng.

JOHANNESBURG - There's been a shootout between police and suspected hijackers near Saheti School in Linksfield in eastern Johannesburg.

The men had allegedly robbed a house on the East Rand and made off with a Mercedes Benz, which they later crashed on Linksfield Road.

The police's Noxolo Kweza says officers arrested one suspect.

"Ekurhuleni Metro Police spotted them and a shootout ensued.One suspect was shot as he was trying to escape. The other suspect tried to drive away and they collided with another car."

WATCH: North Eastern Tribune journalist Andrew Howie walks through the shooting scene