Police are combing the scene after a man was shot and killed on Bowling Avenue in Sandton. They have closed off Bowling and South Roads where the shooting happened.
Paramedics say they arrived on the scene shortly after midday and found the victim, believed to be in his 40s, in the front seat of his vehicle on the side of the road.
The man had been shot several times.
Authorities are on the scene gathering evidence.
The police’s Ali Kodisang said: “Apparently there’s been an attempted hijacking in the Sandton area where a driver was shot at by unknown suspects and the car collided with an unknown object. Investigative officers are at the scene.”
A man says he was working at the petrol station nearby when he heard the gunshots.
“I heard the shots but I didn’t think it was gunshots. When I checked, I heard cars hooting, then we saw a car passing back and someone said a person has been shot.”
He says he knew the victim well.
“We know the guy… he was our regular customer.”
Family members of the deceased are on the scene and police are maintaining a heavy presence.