Two police constables wounded in a shooting accident
By Mandisi Tyulu
19 January 2009
Yesterday afternoon detectives from the Western Cape Organized Crime Investigation Unit were busy with crime investigation at house in Yanta Street, Gugulethu when they were approached by three unknown armed men on foot.
Inspector Billy Jones says the men fired several shots at the seven police detectives wounding two of the members in the stomach and upper leg respectively. The two detective-constables are both in a serious, but stable condition in hospital.
“The members returned fire forcing the suspects to flee the scene on foot. They are currently still at large. ‘We cannot confirm whether any of the suspects sustained any injuries.”
The motive for the attack on the police officials is being investigated.
The police have launched a search for the suspects and opened a case-docket of Attempted Murder for investigation.
Anyone with information can contact Crime stop on 08600 10111.