Citizen Reporter
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9 Dec 2020
8:49 am

WATCH: Suspects killed in shootout with police in Kempton Park

Citizen Reporter

In another incident in Gauteng, a suspect was killed in a shootout with police in Lynnwood Glen Pretoria on Monday. 

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Five people, including three security officers, have been shot dead following a high-speed chase and shootout between the police and suspected robbers on Tuesday in Kempton Park.

According to Gauteng police spokesperson, Kay Makhubele, two suspects were killed and another was injured and taken to hospital following the shooting of three men, who were found in a white Toyota bakkie belonging to a security company.

The unknown suspects were allegedly driving three vehicles – two VW Polos and a Mercedes-Benz.

“Police on Tuesday afternoon responded to a complaint of a shooting in progress between police and armed suspects believed to be behind the earlier fatal shooting of the three security officers in Kempton Park.

“The joint team of SAPS [South African Police Service] and EMPD [Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department] members attending to the complaint pursued the suspects’ VW Polo from Kempton Park up to Kanna Street in Benoni. The suspects were eventually cornered in Beach Street, Northmead Extension 4 following an exchange of gunfire with the police.

“Two suspects were fatally wounded. The third suspect who was the driver was wounded and taken to hospital where he is under police guard,” said Makhubele.

During the arrest, police recovered two AK 47 rifles from the suspects’ vehicle.

Police have called on anyone who may have witnessed the incident or have information that could lead to the apprehension of the other suspect(s) to contact their nearest police station or to call the SAPS Crime Stop number 08600 10111. All information will be treated in confidence.

Watch the video of the shootout below:

In another incident in Gauteng, a suspect was killed in a shootout with police on the Ben Schoeman Freeway in Lynnwood Glen Pretoria on Monday.

“Reports from the scene indicate that an adult male alleged to be involved in the robbery was shot in a struggle with law enforcement. The male patient was assessed on the scene and was declared deceased on the scene,” said Arrive Alive.

Circumstances leading up to the incident are being investigated.

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