Cop shot in ambush

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May 15, 2017
Cop shot in ambush
A police officer was shot in the chest after he was ambushed by six suspects in Khayelitsha on Sunday night.

The constable stationed at the Lingelethu West Police Station was responding to a complaint and was on the corner of Ntlazane and Ncotsheni Roads in Ilitha Park, Lingelethu West, just after 8pm when he was attacked.

The 41-year-old constable was rushed to Kuils River Medi-Clinic for medical attention and is currently in a stable condition.

It could not be confirmed whether the constable’s firearm was taken from him at the scene.

Police spokesperson, Captain FC Van Wyk confirmed the shooting and says a case of attempted murder has been opened for investigation.

“This office can confirm that circumstances surrounding a shooting incident on Sunday evening, 14 May, at about 8.20pm in Ndwalazi Drive, Ilitha Park, Lingelethu West, where a 41-year-old constable was injured is under investigation. An attempted murder case has been opened for investigation,” Van Wyk said.

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