Traffic officer shot on the N2

2015-11-19 06:00

A traffic officer shot on the N2 on Tuesday morning “luckily” sustained only a flesh wound, the city of Cape Town said.

Nizaam Alexander, 35, was released from hospital shortly after the incident, the city’s safety and security director Richard Bosman said.

“He has been taken home and will receive trauma counselling.”

Mayoral committee member for safety and security JP Smith said the officer had pulled over a car near the satellite station on the highway at about 10:00.

“A man came out of the bushes and opened fire on them.

The traffic officer returned fire and the suspect fled,” he said.

The motorist was uninjured.

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