Watch: Five people including police shot at Tshwane District Hospital



Five people have been shot near the Tshwane District Hospital

The victims includes three police officers and two suspects.

They were shot in a taxi violence-related issue.

One suspect was fatally wounded while 10 more suspects were arrested at the scene.

The incident happened on Dr Savage Road in front of the Pathological Services gates.

Police national spokesperson, Brigadier Mathapelo Peters said a provincial task team that investigates taxi violence were tracing a suspect, which led them to the street where the shootings took place.

“When police tried to intercept the suspect as well as three other cars he was with, the suspects started shooting at the police and they then fired back,” she said.

Peters said they found four unlicensed firearms and ammunition at the scene.

Gauteng provincial health department spokesperson, Kwara Kekana confirmed that the incident happened in the vicinity of the forensic pathology services opposite the hospital.

Best Care Emergency services spokesperson Xander Loubser, who was on the scene, told Pretoria News that two police officers were taken to Milpark Hospital by air in Johannesburg.

“I can confirm that more than five people have been shot and there are some fatalities, but the scene is too chaotic to give an exact number of deaths or injured now,” said Loubser.

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