JOHANNESBURG - A motorcyclist was shot dead in Northriding on Friday in what is suspected to have been a road rage incident.
The South African Police Service (SAPS) confirmed the 39-year-old rider was shot at approximately 7am.
According to police spokesman Lt-Gen Katlego Mogale, the motorcyclist confronted a motorist with a gun following an argument.
The driver, who was also armed, then shot and killed the motorcyclist.
The wounded 44-year-old driver of the car was treated on the scene by paramedics before being transported to hospital under police guard, said JMPD spokesperson, Edna Mamonyane.
She could not immediately confirm reports that the man was shot by the motorcyclist.
Netcare 911 spokeswoman Santi Steinmann said the man was in a serious condition.
Police investigations are underway. A case of murder has been opened, Mogale told eNCA.com, and the motorist is currently under police guard at hospital.
Mogale said he will be questioned as soon as he is in a reasonable state.
"Like everyone else, he will also have his day in court," Mogale added.
http://t.co/Kfcpej5THK A pic of the scene where the motorcyclist was gunned down after road rage incident. Shooter transported to hospital.— PigSpotter Cliff (@PigSpotter) February 14, 2014
ATT Motorist shot a motorcyclist dead at corner Boundary and Malibongwe. Any witnesses urged to please come forward and call 10111— PigSpotter Cliff (@PigSpotter) February 14, 2014
A shooting incident on Malibongwe Drive in Randburg left one man injured & one man dead.
— Netcare911 (@Netcare911_sa) February 14, 2014
On a day dedicated to love, another tragic shooting! RoadRage! Really very sad! Again I say we need divine intervention!
— Kubashnee Moodley (@Ldybash) February 14, 2014
I need to be serious about my roadrage,that could have been me! roadrage— Samuel Gumbie (@Samuel_Gumbie) February 14, 2014
One mans life lost and anothers ruined. One moment of anger can change everything roadrage— Lynda Lawson (@lyndalawson) February 14, 2014
This roadrage incident from this morning has really hit home, im a bit of a shit on my bike...need to be better, don&39;t want a bullet.— Grego Parkin (@gregoparks) February 14, 2014