CT police probe taxi shootout

A random police check resulted in a shootout and the arrest of four men.

Men arrested by police. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a taxi shootout during a police chase in Phillipi east.

The incident which occurred on Sunday involved law enforcement officials who were trying to pull over the taxi.

While the driver tried to flee, some of the occupants opened fire on police.

One of the passengers was injured.

The police's Andre Traut said the motive for the incident is unclear at this stage.

"Police returned fire and after a short pursuit the vehicle was stopped. One suspect was wounded while four others were arrested."