Cop wounded in shoot-out near Gautrain station

2013-05-22 15:46

A Joburg metro police officer has been wounded in a shoot-out near the Marlboro Gautrain station.

Shots were fired when the metro police officer and a colleague were attacked by robbers at Pan Africa, in Alexandra, at 10.50am, said spokesperson Edna Mamonyane.

The robbers had pulled up next to the metro police in a car and ordered them to give them their service sidearms.

The robbers fled after wounding one of the metro police officials in the arm and waist.

He was taken to Sunninghill Hospital, where he was in a stable condition, Mamonyane said.

“The perpetrators got away, but the car was recovered with a gun inside in Alex,” she said.

Police were following a lead and an arrest was “highly possible” soon.

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