Mall of Africa shooting claims 2 lives

Gauteng police say two gunmen opened fire on two alleged taxi bosses at the mall.

FILE: Three people shot at Mall of Africa during an alleged taxi violence dispute in May. Picture: Twitter: @_ArriveAlive.

JOHANNESBURG - Two people believed to be taxi owners were shot and killed at a taxi rank near the Mall of Africa in Midrand.

Gauteng police say two men approached the duo in a white VW Polo and opened fire on them yesterday afternoon.

No arrests have yet been made.

The police's Lungelo Dlamini said: "The incident happened outside the entrance of the mall. After the victims were shot the suspects drove away. All information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspects will be rewarded."

In May, three people were shot and wounded in apparent taxi violence at the mall.

It is understood that taxi operators were involved in that shootout outside the shopping centre.

Two taxi bosses were treated on the scene and transported to a nearby hospital.