Two Jewish Men Wounded in Johannesburg Highway Shooting, Robbery

Local police at the scene of the shot out car, Johannesburg, Monday. (SAPS)

The N3 highway in Johannesburg, South Africa, was the scene of drama on Monday afternoon as robbers opened fire on two Jewish men, a father and his son, wounding both of them, reported South Africa’s eNCA news service.

The N3 Highway connects Johannesburg and Durban and is divided into 12 sections, starting with section 1 in Durban and ending with section 12 in Johannesburg.

The two men had just drawn money from a bank in Edenvale and were traveling on the N3 North, just before the Buccleuch Interchange, when they were shot at by five robbers, wielding AK47 machine guns.

Edenvale is a quiet town near Johannesburg.

The shot out windows of the men’s car. (SAPS)

Police say that the men were robbed of a substantial amount of money before the robbers managed to flee the scene.

The men were rushed to hospital in a serious condition, with the son’s condition originally graded critical. He is recovering, and is to be released from ICU by the end of the week.

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