Several injured in Hanover Park shooting

Cape Town police are probing a shooting incident that occurred in Hanover Park on Tuesday morning. The incident left numerous people wounded, including a Metro Police officer.

Mayco member for safety and security, JP Smith, said Metro Police officers were on patrol in the area just before 08:00, when they heard shots fired.

‘’Community members pointed them in the direction of the incident, where they found an unknown man who had been shot and wounded. Officers were given a description of the shooter, and set off – they found him nearby, but he opened fire on them, wounding one of the officers in the foot.’’

The officer returned fire, and wounded the suspect. The suspect was arrested and officers recovered a 9mm firearm with 10 hollow point rounds of ammunition. All those wounded have been taken to various medical facilities for treatment.

‘’This is an active, ongoing incident and investigation, and the City will provide more information relevant to its role in the matter, as it becomes available. I wish all concerned a speedy recovery, and commend the members of the public who assisted officers in tracking down the suspect in this case.’’

‘’However, it is also very disheartening to hear that some within the community opted to pelt officers with stones while they were awaiting the arrival of EMS services,’’ added Smith.


Done By: Mitchum George


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