Songbird caught up in a shooting

2016-09-29 06:00

Legendary South African singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka was nearly caught in the crossfire during a police shoot-out in Midrand on Tuesday.

Gauteng provincial police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini confirmed the incident happened at approximately 14:30 in Centurion.

“Three suspects who had hijacked a Mercedes Benz panel van in Centurion were involved in a shoot-out with police who had been chasing them. Two suspects were shot, one died at the scene and another was wounded and airlifted to the hospital under police guard.

“A third suspect managed to escape. During a shootout, the suspects tried to hijack a Mercedes Benz (sedan). Two firearms, a pistol and R4 rifle were found at the scene. Police officers were not injured. Only a vehicle was damaged on the side window,” Dlamini said.

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