Four people wounded in police shootout with suspected robbers in Eerste River

Kleinvlei police responded to a robbery in progress at the post office in Strand Road just before 1pm on Tuesday.

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CAPE TOWN - Four people have been hospitalised following a shootout between robbers and police in Eerste River.

Kleinvlei police responded to a robbery in progress at the post office in Strand Road just before 1pm on Tuesday.

Police said unknown men entered the office and demanded cash.

When officers arrived on the scene a shootout ensued.

The South African Police Service said two men, aged 76 and 40, and a woman, aged 40, sustained gunshot wounds.

A 30-year-old police constable was also shot and rushed hospital.

The robbers fled the scene and remain at large.