Metro cop shot in Hanover Park

2017-01-12 11:33
A Metro Police officer was shot in Hanover Park this morning.

A Metro Police officer was shot in Hanover Park this morning. (Charl Kitching, City of Cape Town)

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Police are on the hunt for a gunman who opened fire on two Metro Police officers in Hanover Park this morning.

According to Mitchell's Plain cluster spokesperson, Captain Lance Goliath, the two officers were responding to a shooting when one man opened fire on the officers in Athwood Road.

"One of the officers was injured and was taken to Gatesville Medical Centre for treatment. He is currently in a stable condition. The other officer was not harmed in the shooting."

Mayco member for safety and security, JP Smith, says the officer was shot in the left side of his stomach and has a flesh wound on his right hand. He says the officer is about to undergo an operation as the bullet did not exit his body.

At this stage no arrests have been made and police are calling on the public to help provide information on the identity of the shooter.

Anyone with information is asked to call Lieutenant-Colonel Desmond Lang on 082 469 3016.

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