Two policeman wounded in shootout, hijackers, Greenside

South African Police Service

Two policeman wounded in shootout, hijackers, Greenside
Two policeman wounded in shootout, hijackers, Greenside. Photo: SAPS

Police received information about a suspicious vehicle in Greenside. They proceeded to the said place and upon arriving they spotted a white Audi with four occupants.

They approached the car and before they got out of their car, the suspects started to shoot at them. They got out of their car and retaliated. A shootout ensued between police members and the suspects, two officers were shot, one in the right hip and the other one in the right hand.

The suspects drove over the pavement and damaged their car, then hijacked a red Kia and drove in two cars, they dropped an AK 47, 9mm pistol and a black balaclava (hood) while fleeing.

They hijacked another car, a grey Isuzu about 1 km away from the scene and abandoned the Audi which they left still idling. Another 9mm pistol with a bag and more balaclavas, black and red colour and hand gloves were found inside the Audi. The Audi was apparently stolen in Douglasdale in February this year.

The two injured police officers were taken to Milpark hospital. No suspects were arrested.

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