Suspected hijacker injured during shoot-out with cops

2015-05-16 12:03
Johannesburg Metro Police. (File)

Johannesburg Metro Police. (File)

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Johannesburg - A suspected hijacker was shot and injured during a shootout with the Johannesburg metro police in Orlando, Soweto during the early hours of Saturday.

The police had been alerted of a silver BMW which was hijacked in Naturena, south of Johannesburg, by suspects travelling in a blue BMW, spokesperson Wayne Minnaar said.

"A high-speed chase ensued towards Orlando in Soweto where the blue BMW collided with a stationary vehicle.

"The suspects started shooting at the officers who returned fire, injuring one of the suspects as they escaped among reeds close to the river," Minnaar said.

Both cars and an unlicensed firearm were recovered.

No arrests have yet been made.

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