The South African Police Service (SAPS) has launched a manhunt for two unknown armed suspects involved in the fatal shooting of two reaction officers at Nancefield hostel, Klipspruit Ext 2 on Wednesday, October 10 at around 17 pm.
According to the police, the two reaction officers, one aged 48 and the other’s age is still to be confirmed, are employed by 24/7 Reaction Security company, they were allegedly confronted by two unknown armed suspects while they were seated inside a branded company vehicle, a Nissan NP200 light delivery vehicle.
The unknown suspects opened fire hitting both the reaction officers on the back of the head and on the side of the face before robbing them of a firearm.
A video of the incident has been trending on social media and the two victims were unfortunately certified as dead on the scene.
A murder case has been opened for further police investigations.
Police are appealing to eyewitnesses to come forward with any information that could lead to the successful apprehension of the suspects in order for them to face the full might of the law.
Residents are warned not to try and confront the suspects as they are armed and dangerous, the public is encouraged to contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or by sending a detailed SMS to Crime line on 32211.
NB: A video of the shooting has been circulating on social media. We urge our readers to refrain from sharing the video for ethical reason and in respect of the deceased’s families.
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