Alleged burglar shoots KZN cops

2012-12-12 18:53
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Johannesburg - Two off-duty police officers were shot and wounded in the early hours of Wednesday in Estcourt, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

Estcourt police station commander Colonel Oscar du Preez was sleeping in his home when he was awoken by the sound of gunshots, police spokesperson Jay Naicker said in a statement.

He contacted his neighbour and fellow police officer, Captain Derrick Radebe, and they went to take a look.

"It is alleged that the two officers came under fire from at least one suspect, and they returned fire," Naicker said.

The two officers were shot and wounded, one in the shoulder, the other in the abdomen. Both were hospitalised and were in a stable condition.

"It is not clear at this stage whether the suspect was hit during the exchange of gunfire."

It is suspected that the man who shot at the two officers broke into a house on nearby Welsch Road, stealing a laptop and fleeing on foot.

The housebreaker matched the description of the man who shot the two police officers.

- SAPA
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