Man shot dead in his car at Parktown intersection

04 March 2019 - 18:25 By Iavan Pijoos
The bullet-riddled BMW X5 in which a man was shot and killed in Parktown, Johannesburg, on March 4 2019.
The bullet-riddled BMW X5 in which a man was shot and killed in Parktown, Johannesburg, on March 4 2019.
Image: Iavan Pijoos

A man was shot dead while waiting at an intersection in Parktown, Johannesburg, on Monday afternoon.

Police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubela confirmed the incident. He said the man was driving in a BMW X5.

Netcare911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst said paramedics responded to the scene at around 3.50pm. The shooting happened on the corners of Queens Road and Princess Place.

Herbst said the man sustained multiple gunshot wounds. His car moved forward and went down an embankment into a park.

The man was declared dead on the scene.

By about 6.30pm on the scene, police had removed the body from the vehicle as forensics teams combed the area.

Traffic had also started to build up, with roads near the shooting scene having been barricaded with police tape. Some onlookers had also gathered.


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