Two people have been killed near the Putfontein Road bridge on the N12 highway outside Johannesburg.

It’s alleged after their car ran out of fuel, three men approached the victims and opened fire on them. They died on the scene.

“Police are investigating a case of a double murder. It is alleged that two victims whose [car] ran out of fuel were attacked by three men, the suspects just fired shots at them and they died at the scene, only their cellphone was taken,” says police spokesperson Lungelo Dlamini.