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Suspect under guard in hospital following Soweto shootout

The shootout happened after police spotted three men attempting to rob a house in Naturena.

Picture: sxc.hu.

JOHANNESBURG - A suspect is recovering in hospital under police guard following a high speed chase and shootout with police in Soweto.

It's understood officers spotted three men in Naturena, south of Johannesburg, yesterday where they were attempting to rob a house.

When the police gave chase, the suspects opened fire and officers retaliated.

The police's Kay Makhubela says two of the suspects are in police custody.

"The suspect who was injured was admitted to a hospital under police guard and they will be appearing in the Protea Magistrates Court on charges of attempted murder, attempted house robbery as well as possession of unlicensed firearm."

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