Cops injured in shopping centre shoot-out

2016-03-02 11:04
(Crisis Medical)

(Crisis Medical)

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Durban - Three police officers were injured in a hail of gunfire after they responded to an armed robbery at a KwaMashu shopping centre in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Crisis Medical spokesperson Kyle van Reenen said paramedics were called to the scene of the shooting at the Bridge City Mall.

It is understood that officers had been responding to a robbery in progress, but police spokespeople were not available for comment at the time of publishing.

A police vehicle had been riddled with bullets.

"Reports from the scene indicate that members of the South African Police came under fire by armed assailants whilst responding to a call out near a popular shopping mall in the area," he said.

"Three police members sustained gunshot wounds and were attended to on scene by advanced life support emergency care practitioners before being taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital for further care."

Van Reenen added that all three were in a stable condition.

(Jon Chetwynd-Palmer, Supplied to News24)

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