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ROAD CLOSED: Security guard shot in Rosebank

Police and emergency services are on the scene. Photo: Pieter Dempsey

Twitter is buzzing with information that a security guard was shot on Baker Street in Rosebank this afternoon, 31 August.

UPDATE: 3.49pm

The journalist on the scene, Pieter Dempsey, can confirm that the body of the security guard is still on the ground.

Rosebank police spokesperson Sergeant Bongi Mdletshe confirmed that four suspects approached a victim and attempted to steal his cellphone.

“A security guard tried to intervene and was shot by one of the suspects,” added Mdletshe.

The suspects fled the scene.

The investigation is still being conducted.

Baker Street is closed between Oxford Road and Cradock Avenue.

Original story: 3.15pm

According to the tweets, the guard was allegedly trying to stop a hijacking when he was shot.

The tweets also say that Baker Street has been temporarily closed off in the area.

A Rosebank Killarney Gazette journalist is on the way to the scene and as soon as more information is received, this story will be updated.

Read the thread of tweets here: 

If you have any information regarding this incident, tweet us @RK_Gazette

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