In Mountain Rise near Pietermaritzburg at 18:00, police officers from the K9 Unit responded reports of a suspicious vehicle on Lincoln Road.
When police officers approached the vehicle, the suspects sped off and a chase ensued.
The suspects drove into a cul de sac where they attempted to flee from their vehicle. The suspects opened fire at police officers and in the ensuing gun battle four suspects were shot and wounded.
A fifth suspect was caught by a police dog as he attempted to flee. All five suspects were detained and four firearms were seized.
All five suspects will appear in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrates Court.
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