A man and his girlfriend have been shot and killed in Cleveland in Johannesburg.

Police say the couple were shot at while walking along Jules street in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele says they are investigating the motive for the murder.

“We are searching for the suspect who allegedly shot and killed two people in Cleveland where a man and woman who were on the street were found with gunshot wounds. We are calling on anyone who might have information to call the police,” explains Makhubele.