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CT cop ambushed and shot

A metro police officer was wounded after being ambushed by three men on Monday.

A metro police officer was wounded after being ambushed by three men on Monday.

CAPE TOWN - Cape Town city bosses believe a metro police officer was shot and wounded for his service pistol in Philippi.

Two officers were involved in the incident on Monday.

It's understood the pair, who were conducting vehicle checks in the area, were ambushed by three men.

The suspects managed to obtain one officer's gun and opened fire on the other.

The city's JP Smith says, "It was evident that the firearm was the target of the attack. We are mortified anytime one of our officers is injured. If you can't protect your police officers, then police officers can't protect the public.