Spokesman Senior Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said the officers were directing traffic at Republic Road and Archerfish Road in Ivory Park in eastern Johannesburg on Sunday night at around 7.50pm when they were shot.
“The officers were busy directing traffic at the intersection where the lights were out when a man came walking-by on foot and took out a firearm. He shot the metro police sergeant twice in the upper body and in both legs. The patrol officer was shot in the neck,” Minnaar said.
The man fled the scene. No arrests have been made, said Minnaar. Earlier, Gauteng police siad that two Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department officers were shot and wounded while controlling traffic in Ivory Park, Tembisa in eastern Johannesburg.
Police spokesman Major Mack Mngomezulu said the two were shot at by a motorist while controlling traffic on Sunday night.
”It is not yet clear what caused the shooting, but information so far is that one of the motorists opened fire at them.They were rushed to hospital for treatment,” he said.
The motorist fled the scene, no arrest have been made. In the past week, four police officers were killed in the hands of criminals. A member of the JMPD was shot and killed at a shopping complex during an armed robbery.