The Western Cape police have launched a manhunt following an incident in which two off-duty police constables were shot and wounded in Khayelitsha.
The incident occurred on Friday evening in Ikhwezi Park where the two officers were driving a police van at the time of the shooting. The pair stopped at a set of traffic lights before unknown assailants opened fire on the van, reports EWN.
The police have now implemented the 72-hour activation plan for the arrest of the suspects and have urged the Khayelitsha community to help in identifying and locating the suspects.
In a similar incident, a manhunt has begun for suspects linked to the shooting and killing of a 42-year-old man at Vulindlela Road in Khayelitsha.
The victim was with three friends before he was shot multiple times in the head and upper body by an unknown suspect, reports News24.
“He succumbed to his wounds. A 39-year-old female bystander was shot in the leg and was taken to the hospital for medical treatment,” said police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk.
The community is once again being urged to come forward and provide assistance.