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Guard killed, cop injured in Leondale shooting

Police say six suspects stormed a chemical plant building around midnight.

FILE: Police say six suspects stormed a chemical plant building around midnight. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - A security guard has been shot dead and a police officer is in a critical condition in hospital after an armed robbery at a chemical plant in Leondale.

Police say six suspects stormed the building around midnight and overpowered the security at the gate.

When the alarm was triggered, another security guard approached the building and was killed.

Police say one of the suspects has been arrested and was found in possession of an unlicenced firearm and two stolen firearms.

The police's Katlego Mogale said, "While they were there, officers who were doing a routine patrol heard shots being fired and as they proceeded to the scene, a shootout ensued in which an officer was injured and the security guard killed. The suspects fled the scene in a BMW."

On Thursday, a 65-year-old man was killed during a robbery at a liquor store in Kibler Park.

And R1.6 million worth of cellphones were also stolen from a storeroom at Vodacom store at Northgate mall.

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