Two metro police officers and a motorist were shot by a gunman on the the N2 near Borcherds Quarry in Cape Town on Monday. The City of Cape Town has offered a R50 000 reward for any information on the suspects.
Mayco member for Safety and Security, JP Smith, said camera operators reported rocks on the highway near Borcherds Quarry and two metro police officers were dispatched to investigate just after 2am.
“Officers responded, but in the meantime, a motorist drove over the rocks and stopped on the side of the road to attend to a burst tyre. While doing so, another vehicle pulled over and one of the occupants shot the motorist.”
The suspects shot and injured the two officers after they arrived at the scene and “enquired about what had happened.”
“At this stage, we are not certain about the condition of the motorist who was shot, but our thoughts are with him and his family, “added Smith.
The suspects got away with a firearm belonging to one of the officers, a radio and some of their personal belongings.
Both officers are in hospital, the female officer was wounded in the left leg, while her colleague was shot in the left side of his groin and upper right leg.
The N2 is one of the city’s most dangerous roads, motorists have been warned not to stop there except in emergency or breakdown situations.