CT gospel-singing cop shot & wounded

Alban Petersen, who was off duty at the time, was shot in Bishop Lavis this morning.

FILE: Alban Petersen. Picture: Alban Petersen Facebook Page.

CAPE TOWN - A police officer, who is also a well-known gospel singer in Cape Town, has been shot and wounded.

Alban Petersen was off duty at the time of the shooting in the Bishop Lavis area early this morning.

The police's FC van Wyk says, "The circumstances surrounding an attempted murder is being investigated by police. The officer was off duty at the time of the incident and was dressed in police uniform, when he was attacked by two armed suspects who fled the scene without their firearms."

He says the motive for the attack is unknown and the suspects are yet to be arrested.