A man was shot and killed in Northriding, north of Johannesburg, Gauteng paramedics said on Saturday.

A local security company called paramedics to Epsom Road on Friday night and found a man lying still in the middle of the road, said ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring.

He had a gunshot wound to the chest and leg.

He showed no signs of life and was declared dead on the scene.

Police were investigating.