[UPDATE] TUT student shot in leg

Student leaders claim he was wounded with live ammunition during clashes with police on campus.

FILE: Police watch as students from the Tshwane University of Technology demonstrate in Pretoria CBD. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Student leaders at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) claim a protester has been shot in the leg with live ammunition, but police have not confirmed the allegation.

The Student Representative Council at the university says the student was shot by campus security.

Students at the university have been involved violent protest since early this morning, demanding free education.

Paramedics are treating a student, saying he was wounded during clashes between students and police at TUT's west campus.

They say a bullet travelled from his leg and out of his buttocks.

Police have opened case of attempted murder and the student is currently being taken through an identity parade on campus to identify who shot him.

One student claims they were provoked.

"It's true of one our students was shot with live ammunition as students were retaliating to the cops."