Tshwane hospital shooting

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Update: Tshwane hospital shooting leaves cops injured, ‘one dead’

A grim scene has been reported at the Tshwane District Hospital, as bullets ripped through a precinct outside of the facility earlier on Wednesday.

Tshwane hospital shooting

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A chaotic scene has been reported outside of the Tshwane District Hospital in Gauteng on Wednesday afternoon, as multiple people were struck by bullets during an intense shootout in broad daylight.

Tshwane hospital shooting – latest news and updates

At least two police officers and one criminal suspect have been injured in the shooutout, and it has also been reported by local sources that there has been a fatality – that of one of the criminal parties involved. Some victims have been airlifted to Milpark Hospital to receive treatment elsewhere.

Many of the preliminary reports coming out of Tshwane are yet to be verified, but one eyewitness has stated that the suspects involved had targeted the mortuary nearby. It’s alleged that they wanted to recover a body that had recently been submitted to the facility, and multiple cars were used in the efforts.

Ten more suspects were arrested at the scene. The shoot-out took place on Dr Savage Road in front of the Pathological Services gates

Updates from the scene

Best Care Ambulance Services spokesperson Xander Loubser says it is unclear what exactly led to the shooting, and he revealed that they are still trying to establish if any bystanders were injured in the clash.

“We were called out to an incident where there was a mass shootout incident between police and suspects close to the Tshwane District Hospital in Pretoria East. We know more than five people were shot.”

“On arrival we found a lot of patients on scene believed to be police officers and suspects only. We cannot confirm if there were any bystanders that were injured during the shootout.”

Xander Loubser