Cops slammed after another mistaken identity shooting

A witness says she's lost trust in officers after the taxi she was in was shot at by police.

FILE: The bullet-ridden taxi in Blue Downs after police mistakenly opened fire on it, killing two of the occupants. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

CAPE TOWN - A Paarl woman said she has lost trust in police after officers allegedly fired at the minibus which was transporting her and nine other people to work.

Occupants of the vehicle have laid a complaint with police claiming officials fired two shots at the shuttle, which was taking them from Paarl to Montague Gardens.

The alleged incident took place on the N1 highway near Goodwood on Tuesday.

Passenger Julia Van der Vent said she's still in shock following the incident.

"Some of the guys in the taxi indicated that this was a cop van, they were heavily armed, their guns were pointing at us and while the driver was trying to stop, few shots were fired at us."

Police have confirmed they're investigating the taxi driver's behaviour and the allegations against the officers.

Van der Vent claims a policeman told them they had mistaken the minibus for a vehicle that was used in an armed robbery at Paarl Mall.

Several weeks ago, a Nando's employee was killed when police fired shots at the wrong vehicle near Du Noon.

Earlier this month, two McDonald's staffers were shot dead in a similar incident in Blue Downs.