2 TRT officers recovering in hospital after Johannesburg shootout

2019-03-08 12:33
Police officers on the scene. (Supplied)

Police officers on the scene. (Supplied)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Two Tactical Response Team (TRT) officers who were shot and wounded during a shootout with suspected robbers in Langlaagte in Johannesburg on Thursday, are said to be in a stable condition in hospital.

The officers were taken to hospital after the suspects they were tailing opened fire. A bullet grazed one of the officers on the shoulder and the second officer was wounded in the shoulder.

READ: 2 police officers rushed to hospital after suspects open fire

National police commissioner General Khehla Sitole has wished the officers a speedy recovery.

He has also commended them for their bravery, for putting their lives in danger when pursuing armed and dangerous suspects.

"I am pleased with the efforts by these members in their pursuit to rid Johannesburg of dangerous criminals," said Sitole.

Read more on:    khehla sitole  |  johannesburg  |  crime
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.