Western Cape police constable shot and wounded

2017-12-06 10:26
SA police. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Cape Town - A 37-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday night after he allegedly shot and wounded a police officer, Western Cape police said on Wednesday.

The 22-year-old constable was shot while on duty on Tuesday night in Tafelsig, Mitchells Plain, Lieutenant-Colonel Andrè Traut said.

READ: Police captain shot dead in KZN after 'ambush'

He was rushed to hospital in a serious condition. He was still being treated for a gunshot wound, Traut said.

Following the suspect's arrest, officers confiscated an Astra revolver.

Traut said once charged, the man would appear in the Mitchells Plain Magistrate's Court on a charge of attempted murder.

"An attack on a police officer will not be taken lightly, and we will pursue every avenue to apprehend and convict the perpetrator," Traut said.   

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