The dash-cam footage by members of the Gauteng Flying Squad (who were assisted by Tracker and the Johannesburg SAPS chopper) shows the moment a hijacked VW Jetta is spotted in Rosebank, Gauteng. The team begins pursuit of the vehicle, but the hijackers attempt to flee while firing shots at police.

“The suspects shot at police and police retaliated, injuring one suspect. He was taken to hospital in critical condition,” Major Mack Mngomezulu said.

In the video, police pursue the hijackers through the streets of Rosebank, narrowly avoiding other vehicles on the road. The chase ends when the hijackers attempt to go through a traffic light and hit a vehicle on the way through. The Jetta smashes into a tree and comes to a stop.

The three hijackers are promptly arrested by members of the Gauteng Flying Squad.

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The chase took place on 6 March.