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gunNews24 reports that a police officer was shot and killed while following a vehicle with suspicious occupants in Soweto West on Sunday.  

The 36-year-old constable and two other offices attached to the Flying Squad had been on routine crime prevention duty and had spotted a silver Mercedes Benz with tinted windows at the Engen filling station in Mofolo South.  They followed it to Elias Motswaledi Road, where the suspects suddenly opened fire at the police vehicle.  The constable, who was driving, was shot in the upper body and died at the scene.  A 14-year old passer-by was also shot and was rushed to hospital.

  • Read this report in full at News24
  • Read the statement by the SAPS in this respect in full at SAPS online

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