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CT traffic officer wounded in N2 shootout

The official was attacked by a gunman near the airport after he pulled over a motorist this morning.

FILE: A traffic officer has been wounded in a shootout on the N2 highway in Cape Town. Picture: Natalie Malgas/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A traffic officer has been wounded in a shootout on the N2 Highway in Cape Town.

The traffic officer has been transported to hospital and is in a stable condition.

The man was attacked by a gunman near the airport after he pulled over a motorist this morning.

ER24's Russel Meiring said, "ER24 paramedics responded to the N2 near the airport industrial area in Cape Town for a shooting incident. Upon our arrival, we found that a law enforcement officer had sustained a minor gunshot wound to the back. Fortunately the officer had escaped without serious injuries."