A shooting transpired at Promenade Mall in Mitchells Plain earlier today when police opened fire on a group of men during an attempted robbery.

Earlier today, seven suspects attempted to rob a cellular telephone shop in Mitchells Plain’s Promenade Mall. Police officers quickly responded and a shootout took place, between police and the suspects as they attempted to leave the store.

In a video posted to 1Second on Twitter, people can be heard shouting before a stream of  loud gunshots go off in the parking lot of the mall.

“Police members attached to Mitchells Plain responded swiftly and stopped robbers in their tracks following a business robbery that was perpetrated at a cellular telephone shop in a mall in Mitchells Plain,” said South African Police Services (SAPS) spokesperson, Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana. “The members attended to the complaint and upon their arrival, they saw the robbers leaving the store.”

“A shootout between police and the robbers occurred and two suspects were shot and injured. They were transported to a hospital and are under police guard. Seven suspects aged between 20 and 40 were arrested and two firearms were recovered.”

“Once charged the suspects are due to appear in the Mitchells Plain court. The property that was robbed by the suspects was recovered on the scene,” she added.

Picture: Twitter / Yusuf Abramjee

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