Police officers injured in Cape Town shooting

2017-10-07 20:03


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Cape Town – Three South African Police Service (SAPS) officers were severely injured when they were shot in Hanover Park, Cape Town, Western Cape Police said. 

News24 understands two suspected gang members were killed in the shooting on Saturday afternoon. However, this was not confirmed.

Police spokesperson Colonel Andrè Traut said the officers were reacting to gang cross fire when they were injured. 

The officers have been admitted to hospital. 

"Additional forces have been deployed to the area and a stern approach is being applied to quell the violence in the area."

Traut said he still has to receive information about the details of the officers and the injuries they incurred. 

He was unable to confirm whether any arrests were made. 

The exact circumstances of the shooting are unknown. 

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