A dramatic car chase and shootout took place on the N1 at the Brighton turnoff in Kraaifontein this afternoon.
The incident led to the arrest of a 59-year-old suspected drug dealer and left both lanes of the busy stretch of highway closed in Cape Town.
According to police spokesperson Lt-Col Andrè Traut, police received information about a possible drug deal in the area.
They pursued a 59-year-old man who “fled in his VW Polo when he became aware of police presence”.
“Following a high-speed pursuit in the opposite direction on the N1 freeway, the suspect was arrested on a charge of attempted murder. During his arrest he sustained a gunshot wound for which he was treated,” said Traut.
There were fatalities following the operation according to Traut.