One critically injured in N1 shootout

Three suspects have been arrested in the connection with the shooting.

Shooting on N1 highway left one injured on 23 March, 2016. Picture: Twitter @ER24EMS.

JOHANNESBURG - One person has been critically wounded in a shootout between hijackers and police on the N1 near the Malibongwe off-ramp.

Three suspects were arrested in the connection with the shooting earlier today, while the wounded man has been rushed to hospital.

Johannesburg Metro Police Department spokesperson Edna Mamonyane says officers had been conducting road block operations when members of the police began chasing a group of suspected hijackers.

"The hijackers started shooting at police. The police returned fire and three men were arrested. One is seriously injured and has been taken to hospital."