[WATCH] Cape police come under attack in Hanover Park

South African Police Service members were deployed to the area on Tuesday afternoon.

A screengrab shows some Hanover Park community members as they surround a police vehicle after officers were deployed to the area on 19 September 2017. Picture: facebook.com

CAPE TOWN - Police officers have come under attack while responding to a fatal shooting in Hanover Park.

South African Police Service members were deployed to the area on Tuesday afternoon when an 18-year-old boy was shot dead. His attacker fled the scene.

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The officers arrested a different suspect wanted in connection with an unrelated murder, also reported in Hanover Park.

The police's Andre Traut says that community members turned on officers.

“Another suspect wanted in connection with a previous murder case was arrested. During that time, community members attacked police and two officers were wounded in the process and admitted to hospital.”

Traut adds they’re investigating following the incident.

The Hanover Park community policing forum (CPF) has condemned the incident.

The CPF’s Ebrahim Abrahams has urged residents to work with police.

“We condemn any attack on the police or neighbourhood watch. We need to work together. Let us work together and see what we can do.”

It's not the first time that people tasked with helping communities have faced violence.

This week, a fire tanker was stoned in Nyanga after responding to an incident.

The City of Cape Town’s fire and rescue services says that such attacks are becoming more frequent.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)