It is understood that the man’s cohorts had fled. A car that was riddled with bullet holes, thought to have been from the initial barrage, was found abandoned nearby in the Redhill municipal cemetery.
The bloodied body of a man was found near the vehicle, with two other men believed to have fled on foot.
Police spokeswoman Colonel Thembeka Mbele said that the four had stormed into a house and held residents at gunpoint. She said that a panic alarm had been triggered, prompting a response from Marshall Security.
Mbele added that the scene remained active and while details were scant, she could confirm that two men had been killed.