Sandton midday traffic came to a halt on Tuesday afternoon after a man was shot dead in broad daylight on Bowling Avenue.
The man‚ believed to be in his 40’s‚ sustained multiple gunshot wounds and had succumbed to his injuries by the time paramedics arrived on the scene around noon.
ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said the man was found slumped over the steering wheel of his Bentley.
“Paramedics assessed the man and found that he had sustained numerous gunshot wounds and showed no signs of life. Unfortunately‚ nothing could be done for the man and he was declared dead on the scene‚” Meiring said.
Meiring said apparently an unknown number of gunmen had opened fire on the driver and vehicle‚ causing him to crash into the pavement.
Paramedics on the scene said it seemed nothing had been stolen.
Meiring said the entire road was closed and that the luxury vehicle was riddled with bullet holes.
Part of the road was still blocked around 8pm on Tuesday evening.