A 40-year-old man has been shot dead outside the Mayfair Jummah Masjid in Johannesburg on Tuesday night.
Gauteng police spokesperson Colonel Lungelo Dlamini told News24 the incident occurred at about 19:00.
He said two unknown suspects are believed to have shot a man who was leaving the mosque.
"When he went back to the mosque he was followed by these suspects.... He died at the scene," said Dlamini.
"One civilian was also wounded in the neck and he has been taken to the hospital."
Dlamini said the motive for the attack was still unknown and a case of murder and attempted murder has been opened.
No arrests have been made and police are investigating the matter.