UPDATE: Police Confirmation: Cop and suspect die in shootout in Bramfischerville Phase 1

The South African Police Service has released a statement regarding the fatal shootout incident that happened in Bramfischerville Phase One this morning.

Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said: “We can confirm that a cop and a suspect have died following a shooting in Soweto in the early hours of today.”

Dlamini said the wounded police officer was rushed to a hospital where he died.

“We are still investigating who and where the officer was based. No arrests have been made yet following the ATM bombing at Sasol Garage which led to the loss of both lives,” said Dlamini.

Below is an official statement by SAPS:

It is alleged that two police constables from Dobsonville were driving past a Garage in Braamfischerville when they were shot at by suspects using pistols and rifles. Both officers sustained injuries.

The injured police officers managed to call for backup from the K9 Unit that quickly responded. Members of the K9 Unit were also shot by the same suspects and returned fire. The suspects tried to escape in two vehicles, a Toyota Auris and Toyota Corolla Quetz. One of the suspect’s car collided into a house and the suspects jumped out of the cars and ran on foot. One suspect was shot and killed and others escaped.

Police officers that were shot, were taken to the hospital and one officer succumbed to his injuries. It was later discovered that the suspects had just bombed an ATM at the same garage.

Our initial report: Breaking News: Police officer allegedly killed during a shootout in Bramfischerville in the early hours of this morning

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