Heavy shootout erupted in the outskirt of Johannesburg with seven people already gone down in the spurious gunfire release.

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said they found a woman and six men lying outside the block of flats in Kerk Street. Seven people were shot and wounded outside a block of flats in Braamfontein, Johannesburg CBD, paramedics said on Wednesday.

Meiring said two were in a critical condition and the five others had sustained injuries ranging from minor to serious.

“Paramedics immediately treated the patients and provided the critically and seriously injured with advanced life support interventions.”

After they had been treated, they were transported to various provincial hospitals.

Police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubela told the press he was “rushing” to the scene and would give an update at a later stage.