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A Cape Town gunman shot two metro cops and also opened fire at a driver of a car that was broken down.

The incident occurred on the N2 near Borcherds Quarry in Cape Town on Monday.

The City of Cape Town has offered a R50 000 reward for information that could lead to the arrest and conviction of the gunman.

“Information at hand indicates that the metro police officers were dispatched to the N2 inbound near Borcherds Quarry just after 02:00 after camera operators detected rocks on the roadway," Mayoral committee member for safety and security JP Smith said.

"Officers responded, but in the meantime, a motorist drove over the rocks and stopped on the side of the road to attend to a burst tyre. While doing so, another vehicle pulled over and one of the occupants shot the motorist."

According to News24, the two officers arrived at the scene and "inquired about what had happened", the suspects fired on them, too. Both were injured.

A female officer was reportedly injured in the left leg and the other cop was shot in the upper right leg and left side of his groin.

Smith said the shooter fled with a firearm belonging to one of the officers, a radio, as well as some personal effects.

Both officers are in hospital.


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