Horror on the N3: Motorists ‘shot in broad daylight’ near Johannesburg

Reports of a shooting on a stretch of the N3 through Johannesburg have reached us on Thursday morning, after the off-ramp for Modderfontein became a bloody crime scene. Police and paramedics rushed to the incident, after reports of the attack came through just after 9:00.

N3 Johannesburg ‘brough to a standstill’ by shooting

The Edenvale Community Police Forum issued a statement on the matter earlier today, noting that there was now an ‘active crime scene’ in the Modderfontein region. The CPF told its 9 000 followers:

“Motorists have been advised to avoid the N3 northbound at Modderfontein offramp. The road has been closed, due to their being an active crime scene. No further information has been received at this time.”

Edenvale CPF

Latest traffic updates for the N3 Johannesburg, Thursday 7 July

According to eyewitnesses, at least one victim was receiving treatment from first responders by the roadside. Details about this shooting remain sketchy, but the impact this has had on N3 traffic flowing through Johannesburg has been significant…

It’s now been confirmed that the right lane of the N3 northbound, just as you approach the Modderfontein Road off-ramp, has been closed off. Motorists have to told to approach the area with caution, given that exit queues were spilling onto the slow lane of the carriageway.

Incident on N3 Northbound at Modderfontein Rd Off ramp. Right lane closed. Drive carefully pic.twitter.com/N5eFDQ4ZWS

— ITRAFFIC (GP) (@itrafficgp) July 7, 2022

Modderfontein shooting: What we know so far…

Preliminary reports from the scene suggest that two people were shot. Anti-crime activist Yusuf Abramjee shared the news on his social media pages, but wouldn’t confirm any more details apart from the actual location of the incident.

N3 Modderfontein offramp, JHB. Reports of a shooting.

— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) July 7, 2022

The Crime Air Network have reported that the shooting is FATAL, and it’s alleged that one of the people gunned down has now passed away. This is a developing story, and we will bring you more information as and when we receive it throughout the day.

AVOID N3 MODDERFONTEIN OFFRAMP: 2 PEOPLE SHOT. 1 DEAD. AWAIT UPDATE.@SAPoliceService @GTP_Traffstats @TrafficRTMC @JoburgMPD @TMPDSafety @City_Ekurhuleni @cci_network

— REZA (@crimeairnetwork) July 7, 2022

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