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Cops search for suspect after taxi rank shooting in JHB CBD

A 46-year-old man was shot and killed at the Noord Taxi Rank in the Johannesburg CBD this morning.

FILE: The Noord Taxi Rank in the Johannesburg CDB. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng police are searching for a suspect involved in a shootout at the Noord Taxi Rank in the Johannesburg CBD.

Police say a 46-year-old man was shot dead this morning.

The motive for the killing is not yet known.

The police's Xoli Mbele said, "The man was shot once in the upper body and declared dead on the scene. A police investigation is underway."

At the same time, police have also appealed to residents in Jeppestown to come forward with information about a separate crime in which a taxi owner was gunned down last night.

It's believed the victim was in a stationary vehicle when two unknown men opened fire.

The police's Tsekiso Mofokeng said, "A 46-year-old man was shot and killed yesterday at the corner of Nugget and Jeppe streets. We believe it is taxi related but we are appealing to the community who may have information that can lead to the arrest of the perpetrators [to come forward]."