Cops allegedly shoot man at drag race

The IPID is investigating the shooting of a Mitchells Plain man, allegedly at the hands of police.

FILE. The IPID is investigating the shooting of a Mitchells Plain man, allegedly at the hands of police. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) has confirmed it's investigating the death of a Cape Town man who was allegedly gunned down by police.

The man was reportedly shot and killed at an illegal drag race in Mitchells Plain on Wednesday.

The police watchdog's Moses Dlamini says, "The exact circumstances are being investigated. We have taken the firearms of the police who were involved so that it can be explained why he had a gunshot wound. We don't have the answers at this stage."