Hunt for 3 suspects after cop shot in Kagiso hijacking

One suspect was arrested after four people allegedly opened fire, wounding the police constable on Tuesday.

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JOHANNESBURG - Police are searching for three men who shot and wounded a 32-year-old officer after a hijacking in Kagiso on the East Rand.

A suspect was arrested after the four allegedly opened fire, wounding the police constable on Tuesday.

The group was confronted by police officers who were conducting routine patrols.

The police's Kay Makhubele says the stolen truck was recovered and cases of attempted murder and truck hijacking are being investigated.

“The truck collided with another vehicle at the next street, the suspects jumped and ran away. The police were in search of the suspects as it was alleged that they fled to another street in the area.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)