Two injured in shooting near Johannesburg mall

Two injured in shooting near Johannesburg mall

Four suspects have been nabbed following a shooting near a shopping centre in Cresta. 

Cresta crime

Police confirm two of the suspects have been injured.

Linden police spokesperson Walter Spencer says: "The four men ran into the Cresta Shopping Centre parking lot. One of the suspects ran into the mall and was arrested by Cresta security guards."

He says one of the suspects had been shot and wounded after pulling a gun on an officer.

However, in response to a query by Jacaranda FM News, Cresta marketing manager Elena Yiallouris says: "We can confirm that the incident you enquired about did not happen on the Cresta Shopping Centre premises."

She later confirmed the mall's security guards did assist in apprehending the suspects after they fled into the parking area.

Two stolen firearms were recovered.

ER24's Russel Meiring says the incident near the mall on Beyers Naude Drive unfolded before noon on Tuesday.

"Upon closer inspection, paramedics found two men lying on the ground surrounded by numerous local law enforcement officers," he explains. 

"Paramedics assessed the two men and found that one had sustained a gunshot wound to his leg while the third had sustained lacerations to his face."

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