Three killed, one critical following shooting on N3 north in Alberton

Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.

A man was critically injured, and three others were killed in a shooting on the N3 north near the N17 split in Alberton last night, August 15.

According to Russel Meiring, ER24 communications officer, ER24 paramedics arrived at the scene at 21:30 to find the local authorities and AfriForum first aiders already in attendance.

Local authorities had already closed the highway and diverted traffic.

“On scene, a light motor vehicle was found against the barriers in the fast lane. Two men were found inside the vehicle, while another was found lying outside. A fourth man was found on the opposite side of the road,” said Meiring.

Medics assessed the men and found that the two inside the car had already succumbed to their numerous gunshot wounds.

Nothing could be done for them, and they were declared dead. The two other men were in critical condition.

“Medics treated the two and provided them with advanced life support. Once treated, the men were transported to a nearby hospital for further care. Unfortunately, one of the critically injured men succumbed to their injuries at the hospital,” added Meiring. 

The RECORD requested a comment from Alberton SAPS. An update will follow soon.

Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.

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