Hawks cop shot after shootout with hijackers in Mpumalanga

2016-07-31 19:16
A shootout between Hawks officials and hijackers in Kriel, Mpumalanga. (Yusuf Abramjee, Twitter)

A shootout between Hawks officials and hijackers in Kriel, Mpumalanga. (Yusuf Abramjee, Twitter)

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Pretoria – A Hawks official is in a serious but stable condition after he was shot by hijackers during shootout with police in Kriel, Mpumalanga on Sunday.

A Hawks team based in Pretoria responded to a hijacking in progress in the area and chased the suspects into Mpumalanga, Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said on Sunday.

The Hawks chased the suspects to the town of Kriel, approximately 140km away from Pretoria, where a shootout ensued.

One of the suspects was shot and killed. Seven more were arrested.

The Hawks member was taken to a nearby hospital.

Mulaudzi told News24 police are still gathering more facts, and the investigation continues.

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