A 27- year-old Kilnerpark security officer was shot and wounded on Stanza Bopape Street in Hatfield on Thursday morning.
The officer was responding to an armed robbery at a store, according to Kilnerpark Security spokesperson Ancelize van der Kooi.
Van der Kooi said two security company vehicles chased a white Toyota Quantum used by the robbers.
The shot security officer was in one of the vehicles.
“The suspects were armed and shot at one of our vehicles.”
She said the shootout happened at the corner of Soutpansberg and Gordon roads.
Kooi said a security vehicle came to a stop as its right tyre was shot.
The other vehicle continued to give chase until Stanza Bopape Street, where the officer was shot.
The officer was airlifted by a Netcare a helicopter ambulance.
Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst said the officer was shot in the pelvis and is in a critical condition.
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