Four killed in East Rand shoot-out

guns_ak47sAn Ekhurhuleni metro policeman and three robbers died in a shoot-out in Wadeville on Thursday, police said.

Two metro police officers were seriously wounded, said SA Police Service spokeswoman Lt-Col Katlego Mogale.

“It was an attempted robbery. Police were following up on information when the incident took place at 11.40am,” she said.

“Four people were shot dead. One is a police officer and the other three are suspects.”

Four alleged robbers were arrested, and the metro police officers were in a critical condition in hospital.

The men were attempting to rob a scrap metal company, said Mogale.

Police were investigating. – Sapa