Police still busy at scene of petrol station shooting

2015-09-02 16:58
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Cape Town - The BP petrol station at Cape Town International Airport remained cordoned off late on Wednesday afternoon as police were busy collecting evidence after a failed cigarette delivery van heist ended in the death of one of the alleged robbers.

Inquisitive motorists mulled about on Wednesday, as the access road to the garage was closed off with police tape.

According to police, three men attempted to rob the vehicle earlier this afternoon.

"A shoot-out ensued between the suspects and security officers," police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk said.

One of the suspects was killed, while another was injured. A third escaped after the security guards opened fire.

The body has yet to be removed from the scene.

Eyewitnesses earlier told News24 how surprised they were when the shots rang out, as nothing seemed to be out of the ordinary.

An Uber taxi driver, who was waiting in his car, however said he saw a Toyota Conquest drive up the the delivery truck, before three people jumped out and started off-loading boxes of cigarettes.

Moments later security officers opened fire.

Andie Morris, who was parked at the entrance to the BP shop, said she initially thought it was a tyre that had burst when she heard the loud bang. Then she saw the armed guard firing shots, and then chaos broke out.

"I was completely fearful for my life," she said, because the car being shot at was parked right next to hers.

"People were running between the cars. I just ducked in my car."

She said the police was also quick on the scene.

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