A security officer was shot during an attempted cash-in-transit robbery in Nasrec in the south of Johannesburg on Thursday morning.
The injured officer fled the scene and drove to a garage after the Xavier road off-ramp on the M1 North where Emer-G-Med paramedics attended to his injuries.
“On arrival paramedics found that the officer had sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was in a critical condition,” said Emer-G-Med spokesperson Max Cohen.
He said the patient was stabilised before being rushed to Netcare Milpark Hospital for urgent specialist care.
“A criminal case has been opened and is being investigated by the South African Police Services,” said Cohen.
It is unclear at this time as to whether the suspects made off with anything.
The South African Police Service confirmed a shooting incident in the south of Johannesburg on their Twitter account.
– Caxton News Service