Friday, June 29, 2007

Police member allegedly attacked at home

By Tarryn Le Chat
29 July 2007

A police member had been allegedly attacked by three armed unknown gun men at his home in Samora, Phillipi after his colleagues had dropped him off at home last night.

Police spokesperson, Captain Elliot Siyangana says, “It is alleged that the suspects had been waiting for the officer at his home and fired several shots at him as he strolled towards his house. He sustained a bullet wound to his right shoulder.”

The gunmen had fled on foot and are still at large.

“The officer had been taken to hospital for medical attention. However, the motive for the attack is robbery because the suspects had tried to take his pistol, but he had retaliated with gun shots at them. As a result the attackers immediately ran away”, says Siyangana.

Police are investigating a case of attempted murder as well as attempted robbery.

A request is made to anyone with information to contact our Crime Stop share call number 08600 10111.

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