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Two men critical after taxi shootout in JHB

Taxi drivers were holding a meeting when occupants in an unidentified car drove by and opened fire.

FILE: Police have opened an attempted murder and assault case. Picture: Lauren Isaacs/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Police on Thursday confirmed that two men were in a critical condition after a rival taxi shootout on Ontdekkers Road in Johannesburg this afternoon.

The drivers were holding a meeting in a public space when the occupants of a white vehicle drove by and opened fire.

On Wednesday, a man from a rival taxi association was killed after being dragged by a vehicle during a violent altercation along William Nicol Drive in Hyde Park.

The police's Kay Makhubela said, "We've opened an attempted murder and assault case but no one has been arrested yet. We're appealing to the public to come forward with information."