Six people injured in taxi shooting at Bosman Taxi Rank

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Paramedics giving first aid treatment to those who were affected by the shooting incident

The taxi shooting which took place at Bosman Taxi Rank left five people injured, and one critically in an incident that took place last Friday morning, leaving two operators and four commuters injured.

The injured were rushed to the hospital for medical attention, but no fatalities were recorded.

The reason for the shooting is not yet known with those with the information requested to assist law enforcement agencies in bringing the culprits to book.

Tshwane emergency services spokesperson Mr Charles Mabasa said firefighters working close to the taxi rank and paramedics on duty heard gunshots around 06:30 and shortly thereafter, a male with multiple gunshots arrived at the gate of the Fire Station, followed by another male and female, who had been shot.

Paramedics treated them at the fire station and a vehicle was dispatched to investigate. All those injured were taken to Steve Biko hospital for further treatment.

MEC for Public Transport Roads and Infrastructure, Mr Jacob Mamabolo, said people should learn to resolve conflicts without violence.

“Violence has never resolved any conflict, it is an act of criminality. Innocent lives, especially those of passengers were placed at risk” said Mr Mamabolo.

“I call on those involved in this criminal act to exercise restraint and engage solutions to their differences, the government has the platform to assist in finding long-lasting solutions,” he said.