[PROTEA GLEN] – Shootout leaves one dead, another injured.
One man was killed and another injured this afternoon following a shootout between authorities and suspects on the R558 in Protea Glen.
ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene at 10h03 to find the body of a man, believed to be in his 40s, lying on the side of the road.
Paramedics assessed the suspect and found that he had sustained a gunshot wound to his head and showed no signs of life. Nothing could be done for him and he was declared dead.
Further down the road, paramedics found a second suspect, a man in his 20s, in the custody of local authorities. The man was assessed and found to have sustained a gunshot wound to his back.
The man was treated and thereafter transported to a nearby hospital for further care.
Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.