Cops shot during Dawn Park patrol

Police say one officer was shot in the upper body and the other in the hand.

Police say one of the officers was shot in the upper body and the other in the hand. Picture: sxc.hu.

JOHANNESBURG - Two Boksburg policemen have been rushed to hospital after coming under fire during a routine patrol in Dawn Park on the East Rand this morning.

Police say one of the officers was shot in the upper body and the other in the hand.

Both are in a stable condition at the Union Hospital in Ekurhuleni.

The police's Lungelo Dlamini says a group of five men opened fire on the officers when they approached their Toyota Corolla.

"The police approached the car because they suspected the men were going to hijack a truck."