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Two suspects shot and killed in Midrand

Two suspects who were shot and killed and another arrested during a high speed chase in Kyalami, Midrand, are being investigated for a possible link to serious and violent crimes in the Northern suburbs. Police have also seized two unlicensed firearms with ammunition and a suspected stolen vehicle.

The arrest and seizure came after a team of detectives, investigating serious and violent crimes, observed a suspicious vehicle which failed to stop when they approached it. Suddenly a high speed chase and a shootout followed until the suspect's vehicle crashed into the boom gates of a complex.

During the shootout two suspects were fatally shot and another arrested. Police impounded a vehicle suspected to have been stolen at Pretoria Central.

Police officers were not hurt during the crossfire.

Two inquest dockets have been registered for investigation. Charges of possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition and possession of stolen vehicle are being investigated. The arrested suspect is due to appear at the Alexandra Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Source: South African Police Service

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