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Surrey Estate shooting witness: They shot my friend

A group of gunmen stormed the Primrose Markette at the Engen garage in Surrey Estate last night.

The Primrose Markette at the Engen garage in Surrey Estate was the target of an attempted robbery on 8 June 2015. Picture: Google Maps.

CAPE TOWN - A Cape Town woman has described how a bloody shootout unfolded at the Primrose Markette outside the Engen garage in Surrey Estate on Monday night.

A group of gunmen stormed the store, and a shootout ensued.

Three suspects were shot dead.

Shaakirah De Vries said she's traumatised following last night's deadly shootout between police and several would-be robbers.

"My husband and I were browsing through the shop when the robbers stormed in and demanded that we lie down, I just prayed that we would get out alive"

She said police arrived on the scene within moments and a shootout ensued.

De Vries's friend who was sitting in a car outside the shop was shot and wounded when a suspect ordered her to get out of the vehicle.

"They shot her, they shot my friend," she added.

Her friend is currently in a stable condition, as is a police officer who was also shot.

MACASSAR

In a separate incident during the early hours of Monday morning, four gunmen robbed a Shell garage on the N2 near Macassar.

They used a crowbar and an explosive device to open the cash register before making off with an undisclosed amount of money.

The police's Frederick Van Wyk said the suspects fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money.

"The suspects fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash in a silver-grey golf. No injuries were reported during this incident. A case of armed robbery is being investigated."