Man killed in shootout

A man was killed during a shootout with police in Diepsloot, Gauteng police said.

A man was killed during a shootout with police in Diepsloot, Gauteng police said.

The man had been part of a 17-member gang that fled towards Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg, after robbing a business and hijacking a car in Mpumalanga on Tuesday night.

With their accomplice shot dead, the others tried to flee but police arrested seven of them.

Police said yesterday they were still searching for nine other men who fled on foot. - Sapa

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