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GP police hunt down suspects after 11 shot at New Year's Eve concert

At Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown, 11 people were wounded when gunmen randomly opened fire from M1 the bridge above.

Picture: SAPS

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng police are looking for gunmen involved in two separate incidents in Johannesburg.

In Melville, eight people were shot earlier this morning with three succumbing to their injuries, while at Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown, 11 people were wounded when gunmen randomly opened fire from M1 the bridge above.

At Poppy’s Restaurant in Melville, it's alleged that there was an altercation and a while later, one of the patrons apparently returned and fired shots from a car.

Two people died on the scene while the third person died at the Helen Joseph hospital.

The other five remain in hospital with one in a critical condition.

The police’s Mathapelo Peters said a BMW SUV approached from 7th Avenue and multiple shots were suddenly fired from the vehicle at patrons sitting outside the restaurant.

Gauteng police Commissioner Elias Mawela has ordered the police to make sure they find those responsible.

Johannesburg Mayor Geoffrey Makhubo has condemned the shootings and has appealed to the public to assist police with the investigations into the two separate incidents.

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