3 wounded in shootout with police in Grassy Park

2019-07-14 21:52
Grassy Park police station. (Netwerk24)

Grassy Park police station. (Netwerk24)

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

Three people were injured in a shootout with police in Grassy Park, Cape Town, late on Saturday night, a police spokesperson said on Sunday. 

Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said that, according to reports, the incident occurred at 23:30.

She said police had been responding to a complaint when a shooting between them and a group occurred. Three people - aged 18, 26 and 27 - were shot and wounded. 

No police officers were injured. 

Rwexana said three cases of attempted murder had been opened for investigation by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID). 

IPID acting spokesperson Sontaga Seisa said they had received a complaint about the discharge of an official firearm in the Grassy Park area. 

IPID's information put the incident after midnight. 

Seisa said police K9 Unit officials had allegedly come under attack "by means of firearms". 

"It is alleged that police officials returned fire and, in the process, some suspects got injured," he said.

"It is still too early to have anyone arrested, as investigations have just commenced."

The shooting comes amid a weekend of heightened police activity to crack down on gangsterism and other crimes. 

The SA National Defence Force is also expected to provide support to the police in the form of cordons during operations.

An anti-crime summit was also held in Paarl over the weekend. 

Police Minister Bheki Cele revealed on Sunday that five officers had been arrested in special operations which started three days ago in crime-ridden areas of Cape Town.

He added that 141 people had been arrested since the beginning of the operation in Philippi this week.

GET THE NEWS at your fingertips and download the News24 app for Android here now. Get it for your iPhone here.

KEEP UPDATED on the latest news by subscribing to our FREE newsletter.

- FOLLOW News24 on Twitter

Read more on:    cape town  |  crime

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


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.