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Police hunting suspects linked to Rivonia N1 shooting

Two assailants were wounded in the shootout with police between Rivonia and the Buccleauch Interchange.

Police tape generic. Picture: Gadeeja Abbas/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Police are searching for other suspects who may be linked to a shootout on the N1 between Rivonia and the Buccleauch Interchange.

Yesterday, traffic in the area came to a standstill as authorities combed the crime scene.

Police received a tip off that an unknown group of men were planning a robbery. A shootout ensued when the officers tried to stop the suspects.

Two assailants were wounded in the shooting and two unlicensed firearms were recovered from the scene.

This eyewitness says he initially thought the loud popping sound he heard on the highway was of a car accident.

"The next thing I saw was a whole bunch of holes in the guy's car. The next thing I realised this was a shootout."

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