Durban cop shot in botched cash-in-transit heist
A Durban police officer was shot in a botched cash-in-transit heist at the Workshop in the CBD on Tuesday.
Rescue Care's Kyle van Reenen said paramedics responded to a call about a shooting near a popular shopping mall in Dr AB Xuma Street about 4pm.
"On arrival, a male police officer was found to have suffered a gunshot wound to his chest and was in a serious condition. Advanced life support emergency care practitioners worked to stabilise the man while he was rushed to a nearby hospital for further immediate definitive care."
Van Reenen said reports from the scene indicated that the officer took fire from a number of armed suspects during an attempted cash-in-transit robbery.
"The police will be investigating the matter further."
The police have been approached for comment.