Reaction officer hurt in Overport house robbery

Reaction officer hurt in Overport house robbery

A Durban reaction officer's been hospitalised after a shootout with robbers in Overport.

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Newswatch understands he was responding to a house robbery in Darby Road when he came under fire.

Emer-G-Med's Kyle Van Reenen says paramedics were called to treat the officer on Monday night.

"Reports from the scene are that a male armed reaction officer aged approximately thirty years old was responding to an alarm activation when he encountered an unknown number of armed suspects."

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"A shootout ensued, resulting in the officer sustaining a gunshot wound to right lower arm.

"He was treated and stabilised on scene before being taken to a nearby hospital for further care."

Police are investigating.


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