There has been a shootout at the Pick n Pay Express shop at the BP Garage on Corlett Drive, Melrose North on Wednesday morning

A BP employee, who did not want to be named, confirmed to News24 that shots had been fired.

Police spokesperson Mavela Masondo told News24 he was on his way to the crime scene, but could not provide further details.

Unconfirmed reports have surfaced that five suspects have been arrested after attempting to rob the shop at the garage.