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Robber killed, guard wounded during Oriental Plaza shooting

Police say two armed men attacked security guards at the FNB bank and a shootout ensued.

Police gather at the scene following a robbery at FNB Oriental Plaza in Fordsburg on 3 July 2015. @crimeairnetwork

JOHANNESBURG - One armed robber has been killed and a security guard critically wounded in a shootout at the Oriental Plaza in Fordsburg.

Police say two armed men attacked security guards at the FNB and a shootout ensued. One suspect is still on the run.

Shop owners and customers described scenes of chaos from the incident.

Picture: @crimenetwork

A woman who happened to be caught in the commotion described what happened.

"We heard two gunshots and then we saw a woman running up the staircase adjacent to my store and they were screaming, 'there's a robbery, there's a robbery'. In a short span of time a number of gunshots were fired."