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NEWSFLASH: Security officer shot in dramatic Hatfield car chase – Pretoria East Rekord

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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.

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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.”

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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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