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Speedy arrest after Metro cop shooting

It's understood the officer and a colleague were ambushed by three men earlier today.

FILE: A policeman and a colleague were ambushed by three men on the corner of Lansdowne and Duinefontein roads earlier today. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town is hopeful an arrest will shed more light on the shooting of a Metro Police officer in Philippi this afternoon.

The officer was wounded and is recovering in hospital.

It's understood he and a colleague were ambushed by three men on the corner of Lansdowne and Duinefontein roads earlier today.

The city's JP Smith says the suspects managed to obtain a firearm from one of the officers before shooting and wounding one of them.