HIT: Pinelands member

A cop attached to the flying squad is currently in a stable condition in hospital after he was shot by armed robbers.

The police constable from Pinelands Flying Squad had been off duty on Wednesday night, when he and a friend witnessed suspects robbing a woman at gunpoint along Ngcwalazi Drive, Llitha Park, Khayelitsha.

When the officer tried to intervene and arrest the suspects, they opened fire on him.

A passer-by was also hit by a stray bullet and taken to hospital.