Saturday, 23 August 2008

Pretoria couple wounded in shooting

August 22 2008 at 05:20PM

A policeman and his wife were wounded when a number of gunmen fired shots at them at their home in Pyramid on Friday, said Pretoria police.

Police spokesperson Mirna Von Benecke said the armed robbers entered the home of police special force member around 4am.

"They entered the house through a window. Shots were fired at the couple," said Von Benecke.

The policeman fired back at the robbers. He was shot in the leg and upper body while his wife was shot in the neck. The two were in a stable condition in hospital. The robbers made off with a cellphone.

"Two men were arrested in connection with the incident. They will appear before the Pretoria North magistrate's court on Monday.

They face a charge of house robbery and two counts of attempted murder," said Von Benecke. - Sapa


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