Man wounded in Joburg shoot-out

2012-12-20 14:35
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Johannesburg - A man was shot and wounded in a shoot-out with police after a car chase in Norwood on Thursday morning, said Gauteng police.

The shooting came after police suspicions were raised by a Nissan 1400 bakkie without a canopy, loaded with lots of bags in Orange Grove, said Constable Thabo Malatji.

"Police tried to stop the vehicle along the Louis Botha Avenue but the driver could not stop. He sped off skipping a red robot," said Malatji.

A chase ensued until at the corner of Ivy Road and Sidonia Avenue in Norwood where one of the three men jumped out of the vehicle and began shooting at police.

Police shot back and the man was shot in both legs and buttocks.

His accomplices drove away after they had established that he was shot, leaving him behind.

He was taken to a local hospital under police guard.

Two firearms - a revolver and a 9mm Star pistol - were recovered at the scene.

Police believe the men might have been involved in a house robbery in the area.

A search for the two other men was launched.

- SAPA
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