Taxi passenger gunned down in JHB

The taxi was travelling from Sandton to Palm Springs at the time of the incident.

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JOHANNESBURG - Police are investigating the murder of a taxi passenger, who was gunned down in what appears to be yet another taxi war.

The man was killed on Wednesday evening in Eikenhof after the vehicle he was travelling in was shot at by a group of unknown men.

The taxi was travelling from Sandton to Palm Springs at the time of the incident.

The police's Kay Makhubele says three other passengers were also shot at and one was injured by glass.

He says no arrests have yet been made.

“So far we have opened a case of murder and attempted murder. We don’t know the motive of the shooting, but we can’t rule out the issue that it could be taxi related. We are investigating this matter.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)