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JHB woman gunned down in case of mistaken identity

The JHB woman was killed, allegedly by police, in what’s believed to be a case of mistaken identity.

FILE: The woman is believed to be the wife of a policeman stationed in Sandton. Picture: sxc.hu.

JOHANNESBURG - A Johannesburg woman has been killed allegedly by police in what's believed to be a case of mistaken identity in Phomolong in Rabie Ridge on the East Rand.

It's understood the officers were chasing a suspected stolen vehicle from Edenvale last night.

The four policemen, including two private security officers, then came across the victim who was dropping off her brother in the same area and started shooting.

The woman is believed to be the wife of a policeman stationed in Sandton.

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate's Grace Langa said, "They saw the victim in a car, they fired shots at that car and she died on the scene."