AK47 gang may be targeting Gauteng cops

A gang of armed men killed two police officers on the N3 highway at the weekend.

FILE: Police are looking for more suspects after the N3 shootout on 29 March 2015. Picture: Ray White/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng police suspect a single gang of armed robbers are targeting police officers in the province and have already killed three men in blue in the past week.

On Sunday, there was a shooting on the N3 highway near Modderfontein.

A gang of up to eight suspects opened fire on police and killed two officers while a third man is in a stable condition in hospital.

PICTURES: Police on the scene of the shooting on N3 South Modderfontein

It's believed the police officers approached a truck parked on Albatross Street.

When the truck driver said he didn't have the keys to open the back door, a group of men started shooting from behind the closed door with AK47s.

The police's Theko Pharasi said, "If you check the modus operandi, how our members are being shot at, you have the common sense to say that it's possible, they're the same suspects that are operating within the province and they're very violent and very focused."

Gauteng police have offered a reward of R400,000 for any information that leads to the successful conviction of those responsible for the two latest crimes in which officers were killed.

VIDEO: _ A motorist captured this footage of the N3 shooting on his dashcam. _

Pictures by Ray White and Margot van Ryneveld