Officers shot during investigation

Two police officers have been shot and wounded in New Crossroads in Cape Town; the incident occurred on...

South African Police Service officers on duty. Picture: Taurai Maduna/Eyewitness News

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The detective constables formed part of a group of SAPS members who were conducting an investigation in the area.

3 armed men randomly shot at the officials, the officers retuned fire, 2 of them were injured in the shootout.

The suspects managed to escape and are still at large, it is unclear if any of them were hurt during the gun battle.