A man believed to be in his late twenties sustained fatal injuries when he was shot near Zandspruit, west of Johannesburg this morning. Another person sustained serious injuries when he was severely assaulted in the same area.
Shortly after 7 am, paramedics from ER24 and members of the SAPS arrived on the scene where they found the young man lying near Marina Road outside Zandspruit informal settlement. Upon assessment, paramedics found that he had sustained a gunshot wound to his head and back. There was nothing that could be done for him and he was declared dead on the scene.
At approximately 8 am, paramedics were called back to the scene for another patient. A man, believed to be 44 years old, were found along Beyers Naude Road outside the informal settlement. He had sustained severe burn wounds as well as wounds following an assault. He was treated and rushed to a nearby hospital for further treatment.
Local police attended the scene. The exact circumstances surrounding the two incidents are not known.