Cops injured in shopping centre shoot-out

2016-03-02 11:04
(Crisis Medical)

(Crisis Medical)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Durban - Three police officers were injured in a hail of gunfire after they responded to an armed robbery at a KwaMashu shopping centre in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Crisis Medical spokesperson Kyle van Reenen said paramedics were called to the scene of the shooting at the Bridge City Mall.

It is understood that officers had been responding to a robbery in progress, but police spokespeople were not available for comment at the time of publishing.

A police vehicle had been riddled with bullets.

"Reports from the scene indicate that members of the South African Police came under fire by armed assailants whilst responding to a call out near a popular shopping mall in the area," he said.

"Three police members sustained gunshot wounds and were attended to on scene by advanced life support emergency care practitioners before being taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital for further care."

Van Reenen added that all three were in a stable condition.


(Jon Chetwynd-Palmer, Supplied to News24)


Read more on:    durban  |  crime

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.