Bogus cops shoot Vereeniging man

2011-07-26 11:18
Johannesburg - Four men were arrested after a gang shot a man five times outside his home in Vereeniging, Gauteng police said on Tuesday.

Captain Shado Mashobane said gangsters were apparently wearing police uniforms, and were driving an Audi with police lights.

"We think that they might be reservists, but we need to investigate further," he said.

The gang of nine men shot 55-year-old Gary Immelman in his chest, abdomen and limbs on Monday.

Beeld reported that the men forced their way into the house and attempted to blow up a safe while Immelman was out. His wife, who was home at the time, activated the alarm.

Immelman rushed home and found the Audi outside. The occupants then opened fire on him, the newspaper reported.

Five of the men escaped during a shoot-out with police.

Mashobane said Immelman was in a stable condition at Union Hospital in Alberton.

The four suspects would be charged after the police had concluded their investigation, he said.

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