Police are searching for three armed suspects who evaded arrest and escaped following a shootout with police in Kraaifontein on Tuesday night.
According to police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana, the incident occurred at Darwin Road near the Buh-rein Estate development at 17:20.
“According to reports, three suspects wanted to rob a woman when a taxi driver stopped to assist the victim. Four people were shot and wounded during the incident,” said Rwexana.
She added that the woman who was robbed was one of those injured during the shootout, and that all four victims are currently receiving treatment at hospital.
Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and no arrests have yet been made.
In recent months, Kraaifontein has been under siege by gang-related violence, IOL Reported.
However, Rwexana would not comment on whether the shooting and robbery were gang-related. “The matter – whether or not it is part of gang warfare – is part of our investigation,” she said.