Mystery surrounds cop-on-cop shooting

The IPID is still investigating the motive of a Rawsonville police constable who shot her colleague.

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JOHANNESBURG - The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) on Friday said it was still investigating the motive of a female Western Cape police constable who shot her male colleague.

The 33-year-old officer appeared in the Worcester Magistrate's Court on Friday, on a charge of attempted murder.

The constable allegedly booked out a firearm for a shooting exercise on Wednesday, but used it to fire two shots at a colleague.

A colleague heard the shots go off and disarmed the woman, said the directorate.

The incident took place at the Rawsonville Police Station, where the two officers believed to have had an affair are stationed.

Spokesperson for the IPID Moses Dlamini said the victim was fighting for his life in an intensive care unit at a local hospital.