One suspect was shot in the leg and tried to run away but was found in the basement area, said Dooley.
Another suspect had been shot in the chest and was found near the escalators.
An elderly woman was found hiding between clothing rails at a store.
IN SUMMARY: Seven people, including two alleged robbers, were injured in a shootout at a shopping centre in Bedfordview, east of Johannesburg, on Thursday, Gauteng police said."Three customers, two security guards and two suspects were injured during the shooting.
All have been taken to hospital," said spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Katlego Mogale.
Security guards were collecting cash inside the centre when they were confronted by a group of armed men, she said."A shooting ensued between them, with some customers caught in the crossfire.
An undisclosed amount of money was taken by some of the suspects."One person had been shot in the head, arm and abdomen while another was shot in the arm, said paramedics spokesperson Danielle Dooley.
Shops in Bedford Centre are starting to re-open on Thursday afternoon following a robbery in which seven people were injured.
Bedfordview SAPS spokesperson Leiutenant Colonel Katlego Mogale told News24 that seven people were shot, including two suspects, two guards, and three customers in a robbery at Bedford Centre in Bedfordview.
A 9mm and an AK47 were found at the scene, she said.
She was treated on scene and transported to hospital by for further medical treatment.
Police have warned shoppers to stay away from the shopping centre.