The Gauteng community of Greenstone were left traumatised after a shootout broke out after robbers and police exchanged fire. It appears that security officials were trying to stop the robbers fleeing in a hijacked getaway vehicle when they were fired upon.
Yusuf Abramjee uploaded the rather terrifying video on his Twitter page. Police, private security and the hijackers can all be seen firing at each other. A police helicopter can even be seen overhead. All three of the alleged robbers were shot and wounded, one of them critically.
— Nick.M (@NickMash) July 7, 2017
Emergency Services have confirmed that a man sustained critical injuries and the two others sustained “moderate” ones. Kempton Express spoke to ER24’s Ineke van Huyssteen.
“Upon ER24’s arrival, the police were already on scene. All three of the men were found outside a vehicle,” van Huyssteen explained.
Reports further indicate that SAPS Crime Intelligence Unit, private security and Gauteng Traffic Saturation all were following up on tip-offs when the shootout took place.
You can check out the video for yourself below. Stay safe.
— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) July 7, 2017