Another police fatality reported

2015-11-14 10:15
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Johannesburg - Gauteng police have confirmed that a female police officer, who was shot while patrolling the Golden Highway earlier this week, has died. 
The sergeant died in hospital on Friday, said Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini.

 She was shot and wounded when the occupants of a BMW opened fire on police on Monday. 

"Members of the flying squad were patrolling on the Golden Highway when they saw a suspicious vehicle," Dlamini had earlier told News24. 

"When they tried to stop the vehicle, the occupants just opened fire at the police officers."

There were three police officers in the car. The female officer, who was shot in the upper body, was sitting in the back seat.

Her two colleagues were unharmed.

Dlamini said the BMW the suspects had been travelling in was later found abandoned in Thokoza Parak, Soweto.

The suspects were still at large.

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