Cash-in-transit security guard, suspected robber wounded in Johannesburg shootout

2018-02-02 20:01
SA police. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

SA police. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Johannesburg – A cash-in-transit security guard and a suspected robber have been seriously wounded in a shootout on Twist Street in Johannesburg, paramedics said on Friday.

"Reports from the scene allege that a gang attacked the armed cash guards and a shootout ensued," said Netcare 911 spokesperson Nick Dollman.

The incident occurred at 12:23 on Friday.

Dollman said Netcare 911 Advanced Life Support paramedics, another private ambulance service, and City of Johannesburg EMS paramedics attended to the three victims at the scene.

"One of the armed cash guards, as well as a suspect, have been shot and they are both in a very serious condition and are being attended to by Advanced Life support paramedics. A female bystander, who was in a state of shock after being caught up in the incident, is in a stable condition and has been transported to hospital for further care," he said.

The police were on the scene to investigate the attack, Dollman said.

Traffic in the area was delayed due to the incident, he added.

Police were not immediately available for comment.

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