The police in Johannesburg have reported that  the dead man who was shot is linked to a criminal underworld circles.

The man who was shot and killed in Kesington, eastern Johannesburg on Wednesday is evidently linked to the clandestine criminal underworld. According to the police, the exact reason for his been shot is still unclear whether it was a hijacking or a hit.

Raymond ‘Razor’ Barras who was very popular among the underworld circle was shot near his house in Highland Road Kesington.

Investigation further revealed from underworld sources say Barras had recently been moving in the illegal cigarette trade and spent some time doing business in Cape Town.