Western Cape: Last night at around 21:20 police members responded to a business robbery in Orion Road Surrey Estate Athlone and were confronted by armed robbers as they left the supermarket. During a shoot-out between police and the robbers, a police warrant officer aged 43, and a civilian female were shot and wounded. Both were admitted to hospital in serious but stable conditions. Two suspects were fatally wounded on the scene, and one suspect succumbed in hospital. Two firearms, a R5 assault rifle and a 9mm Beretta were seized on the scene, as well as two hijacked vehicles. Three or even more suspects managed to flee the scene and are yet to be arrested.
The circumstances of the matter are currently under investigation by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate.
Source : South African Police Service