2 cops gunned down in Cape Town

2013-07-29 10:11


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Cape Town - Two policemen were shot dead in separate incidents in Cape Town at the weekend, Western Cape police said on Monday.

Captain Frederick van Wyk said a 36-year-old constable was killed while on duty in Spine Road, Mitchells Plain, at around 20:00 on Sunday.

"He was attacked by a suspect who collided with a police vehicle on an accident scene. The suspect fled the scene on foot."

An hour later, a 40-year-old sergeant was shot in his Khayelitsha home while getting ready to go to work.

He died on his way to hospital.

No arrests had been made for either attack.

"Attacks on our members are viewed in a very serious light and we will make every endeavour to apprehend those responsible," Van Wyk said.

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