1 suspect killed, 2 cops wounded in shooting at KZN police station

The shooting took place at Nyoni Police Station in KZN when two suspects overpowered an officer.

FILE: One person was killed and two officers wounded during a shooting at police cells in KwaZulu-Natal. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - One person has been killed and two officers wounded during a shooting in the holding cells at the Nyoni Police Station in KwaZulu-Natal.

It's alleged two suspects managed to overpower one of the officers yesterday.

It's understood the suspects took the officer's gun and opened fire, fatally wounding one suspect.

One of the officers was shot in the face and the other in the abdomen.

KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Thulane Zwane says one of the suspects was killed and another managed to escape.

"One of the suspects overpowered one of the police officers and shot the officers. It is also alleged that one of the officers took his gun and shot the suspect who died instantly."