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Kibler Park residents traumatised after fatal shooting

Nine armed men stormed the Tops liquor outlet yesterday opening fire and killing a 65-year-old man.

Police say the nine men fled the scene in a Golf GTI and a Ford Ranger. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Kibler Park residents claim they're traumatised after a fatal shooting at a local Spar and say they now fear for their safety.

Nine armed men stormed the Tops liquor outlet yesterday opening fire and wounding several shoppers.

A 65-year-old man was killed in the attack.

Security guard Bheki Radebe says the robbery and shooting was terrifying.

"They said all people must lie down. I feel so sad because someone died."

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Local resident Koos Smit says he was only going to buy bread when his friend was shot and wounded.

"They kill you for money in this country; it's bad. He still had some pieces of glass in his eyes because the first shot went through his window."

Police say the nine men fled the scene in a Golf GTI and a Ford Ranger.

Gauteng police are now investigating a spate of business robberies in Johannesburg in the past 24 hours.

Three separate attacks claimed two lives while a police officer is recovering in hospital in a critical condition.

It's not yet clear whether the suspects involved in these crimes are in any way linked.

Apart from the Kibler Park shooting, an overnight armed robbery a security guard was shot dead and a police officer critically wounded when six suspects stormed a chemical plant in Leondale.

And at the Northgate Mall six heavily armed men stormed into a Vodacom store and held staff at gun point making off with cell phones worth R1,6 million.

The police's Katlego Mogale says no arrests have been made.

"Police are on the lookout for those suspects."

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