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One dead, four injured during shooting near Daveyton

It’s understood the victims were travelling in a taxi when an unknown gunman opened fire on them this morning.

One person has been declared dead and four others are in a critical condition following a shootout on the N12 West before Daveyton on 20 September. Picture: ER24.

JOHANNESBURG - One person has died and four others are in a critical condition after a shootout on the N12 west near Daveyton.

It's understood the victims were travelling in a taxi when an unknown gunman opened fire on them this morning.

The motive for the shooting is not clear and police are investigating.

ER24's Chitra Bodasing says: "Upon arrival paramedics found what appeared to be several bullets hole in the taxi. Paramedics started assessing patients and found that one female has sadly succumbed to her injuries.

"They're currently assessing and treating other patients on scene."

At the same time, police are searching for an unknown number of suspects, who attacked the taxi.

It's understood the passengers were travelling from Mozambique to Johannesburg when they came under attack this morning.

The commuters were also robbed of an undisclosed amount of money.

The police's Mavela Masondo says: "During the robbery, actually six of the victims were shot. One died on the scene, one was airlifted to hospital because he was critical.

"The other three were taken by an ambulance to hospital. We suspect that it was robbery since the victims were coming to Johannesburg to buy stock."