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Gunman in CT traffic officer shooting still at large

Officer Nizaam Alexander had pulled over a motorist when he was attacked yesterday.

FILE: Police are investigating a case of attempted murder. Picture: Natalie Malgas/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Police are still hunting a gunman who shot and wounded a traffic official in a shootout along the N2 Highway.

Officer Nizaam Alexander had pulled over a motorist near the Airport Industria turn-off when he was attacked yesterday.

The officer returned fire, but the suspect managed to get away.

Footage from Alexander's dashboard camera has been handed to police to help them track down the suspect.

The man apparently appeared from behind a bushy area along the roadside and opened fire on Alexander, wounding him in the shoulder.

Alexander has since been discharged from hospital and has been offered trauma counselling.

Police are investigating a case of attempted murder.