CT metro police hunt suspect involved in cop shooting

The officer and a colleague were responding to a shooting in Hanover Park when they came under fire.

FILE:  Cape Town Metro police vehicle

CAPE TOWN - Police are searching for a suspect who shot and wounded a metro police officer in Hanover Park on Thursday morning.

The officer and a colleague were responding to a shooting in the area when they came under fire.

Several shots were fired into their vehicle's windshield and they retaliated.

Metro police chief Wayne Le Roux says: “One of our officers were slightly wounded in the shooting. He was taken to the hospital and he is stabilised at the moment. And as we are speaking now, we are working very closely with South African Police Services in order to track down this culprit who shot at our officers.”

(Edited by Neo Koza)