#ICYMI: Two officers injured in Diepsloot shooting

The police were acting on information that suspects in the area were in possession of unlicensed firearms, and ammunition.

Four suspects have been arrested after two officers of the Johannesburg Flying Squad were shot and wounded in an incident in Diepsloot on 10 April.

At about 1.30am, members of the squad were following up information in Diepsloot with crime intelligence officers.

Intelligence suggested that some suspects in the township were in possession of stolen firearms and ammunition.

“One suspect shot at police from inside his shack, wounding two police officers,” said Sergeant Desmond Subramoney of the Johannesburg Flying Squad.

“One officer was shot in the arm while the other was shot in the abdomen. The wounded policemen were rushed to hospital and are in a stable condition. ”

Four suspects were arrested and three unlicensed firearms (two shotguns and one 9mm pistol), as well as a Toyota Conquest, were recovered during the operation. The vehicle had previously been reported as stolen at the Germiston Police Station.

“The suspects were arrested for possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition, a stolen motel motor vehicle and attempted murder,” added Subramoney. “The suspects were aged between 38 and 52 years old and will soon be appearing in the Randburg Magistrates’ Court.

“Community members should always work together with the police by providing information of criminal activities in their areas, and not hide criminals but expose them.”

Four suspects were arrested and charged with possession of unlicensed firearms, ammunition, possession of a stolen motor vehicle and attempted murder.

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Robyn Kirk
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