Gauteng cop shot in the eye during chase

2011-11-24 09:06

A police officer was wounded after being shot in the eye during a chase with suspected robbers in Norkem Park, Ekurhuleni, today, police said.

Lieutenant-Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said the constable was in a serious condition in hospital.

He said five robbers were being chased by police when the thugs opened fire.

A shoot-out ensued, and the officer was hit in the eye.

The five were suspected of holding up a family in the area where they stole jewellery and cellphones.

No arrests were immediately made.

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