Three alleged gang members have been wounded in a shoot-out with the police in Grassy Park in Cape Town.  Police say three men, aged between 18 and 27 were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The police’s K9 unit was responding to reports of a shooting in Grassy Park when they came under attack from alleged gang members. Police spokesperson, Noloyiso Rwexana, says police returned fire and three alleged gang members were injured.

Rwexana says the incident will be investigated by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate. The Grassy Park Community Policing Forum (CPF) has, meanwhile, commended the police for risking their lives to protect the community.

The CPF has called on the Police Minister to include their area in the latest plan to fight crime, including the deployment of the army.

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