N3 shootout: Police on the hunt for suspects

Two police officers were killed and one was wounded during the shootout.

Cars turning around and taking London Road following a deadly shootout on the N3 south on 29 March 2015. Picture: Ray White/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Police are still searching for more suspects following a shootout on the N3 highway near Modderfontein in which two police officers were killed and one was wounded.

Police had stopped a suspicious vehicle when the shootout happened on Sunday.

Police spokesperson Noxolo Kweza says they're still searching for a number of suspects.

"The police investigation is continuing into the shootout that happened on the highway on the Edenvale off-ramp."

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Traffic on the N3 came to a standstill after the highway was closed to airlift the victims.

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Officials recovered a car believed to have been stolen as well as several firearms.

One suspect has been arrested and is currently under police guard after he was wounded during the incident.