Police have launched a manhunt for two armed men who shot and wounded a police officer (47) at Dunnoter police station client service centre late last night. Victim was shot in the upper body before the suspects fled the scene on foot. He was taken to the Union Hospital in Alberton in a serious but stable condition. His colleague, a constable at the client service centre was not hurt.
It is alleged that two suspects walked into the client service centre and open fire on police officers, a warrant officer and a constable. A shoot-out then ensued between them. The suspects fled the scene on foot. A warrant officer was shot several times in the upper body and immediately taken to the hospital.
Police will work around the clock to find these senseless criminals who targeted police officers at the client service centre. Police are appealing to anyone who might have information about the whereabouts of these suspects to contact the nearest police station or contact Crime Stop at 08600 10111. They are considered armed and dangerous and members of the public are warned not to confront them but rather to contact police.
Source : South African Police Service