Three people were left critically injured yesterday evening following an armed robbery at a shop on Edward Street in Westonaria.

ER24 paramedics, along with another service, arrived on the scene at 19h56 to find the local authorities already in attendance.

On closer inspection medics found the first patient, a male security guard aged 34, lying inside his vehicle with gunshot wounds to his shoulder and leg. The second patient, a male security guard aged 36, was found lying inside the shop with several gunshot wounds. The third patient, a woman aged 39, was found in her light motor vehicle with a gunshot wound to her head. All three patients were in a critical condition.

Medics treated the patients and provided all three with advanced life support interventions. Once treated, two patients were airlifted to nearby hospitals, one by the ER24 Oneplan Helicopter and the other by another private helicopter. The third patient was transported by ambulance.

The exact details surrounding this incident are not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations