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A 45-year-old taxi owner was shot more than seven times in Germiston yesterday, East Rand police said.
Captain Steady Nawa said the man was rushed to Union Hospital in Alberton after three men opened fire on him outside the Germiston Taxi Association offices at noon.
Nawa said the taxi owner, from Voosloorus, had been inside the offices on the corner of Webber and President streets with two other men when an unknown man tried to enter without knocking.
"The victim blocked the door from inside and asked the suspect what he wanted. He said he was looking for a job and quickly left after being told there were no vacancies," Nawa said.
The man returned a few minutes later with two other men and found the taxi owner outside the offices.
"He then asked his accomplices if the victim was the one they were looking for and one of the accomplices said 'yes'," said Nawa.
The men took out pistols from take-away containers they were holding and started shooting.
"The man was shot more than seven times in the chest, stomach and legs. We can not rule out the possibility that the shooting was taxi-related," said Nawa.
The gunmen allegedly drove away in a gold Toyota Corolla.
The man was rushed to hospital in a "very" critical condition.
Eyewitnesses said the gunmen were in their early 20s. - Sapa