Hijacking suspect injured in Durban shoot-out under police guard
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Hijacking suspect injured in Durban shoot-out under police guard

A suspected hijacker is in hospital under police guard, after he was shot and wounded in a shoot-out in Durban Central.

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According to SAPS - officers acting on information spotted two cars travelling in a convoy in Welbedacht East last night.

The occupants apparently started shooting at the police  - who returned fire.

One suspect was hit while his accomplices fled into bushes. 

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Spokesperson, Thembeka Mbele says police are still searching for them.

"Two police vehicles were damaged during the crossfire and the arrested suspects will be appearing in court soon - facing charges of carjacking, attempted murder and malicious damage to property," Mbele said. 

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