Local law enforcement authorities have cordoned off Jacaranda Street in Hennopspark, Centurion, after members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) were caught in a shootout with armed criminals.
Hennopspark shooting: Here’s what we know
Details around the incident that gripped the community on Thursday morning are still very sketchy. However, according to renowned crime reporter Yusuf Abramjee, an unknown number of suspects attacked a team of officers in Hennops Park.
The cause of this shootout is still subject to speculation. At this time, we can confirm that two suspects were killed and one other was wounded in the shootout.
Watch: Wounded officers airlifted to nearby hospital
Moreover, a Netcare helicopter was seen airlifting two police officers who suffered gunshot wounds.
No further information has been made available on what prompted the shootout. At the time of publishing this article, attempts to make contact with Hennopspark authorities were unsuccessful.
This is a developing story.