CT cop recovering after attack at his home

The police officer was shot in a shoot-out with three men at his Khayelitsha home.

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CAPE TOWN - A police officer is recovering in hospital following a shooting at his Khayelitsha home this week.

Three gunmen stormed the official's home on Wednesday shortly after he returned from work.

One of the suspects died in an ensuing shoot-out.

The motive for the shooting is being investigated, but it appears the officer was targeted for his service pistol.

Police watchdog Ipid's Robbie Raburabu says two other suspects fled with the officer's firearm.

"Apparently the two gentlemen who were in his house dragged him out of the house and left him there. They apparently took his gun and fled the scene."