Two men were wounded by the police while they were trying to escape the hand of justice and fled the Umbumbulu Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday. They are under police guard in a KwaZulu-Natal hospital.
KwaZulu-Natal police said three detainees overpowered a police officer and attempted to flee at 8.45am.
“Two detainees were apprehended while trying to jump the fence. The other managed to flee the scene in a getaway vehicle that was waiting for him outside the court,” the police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane said.
Police officers from neighboring stations responded and the vehicle was spotted in Umlazi, in the Bhekithemba area and a shoot-out ensued.
Also, Colonel Thulani Zwane emphasized that there no injuries were sustained by police officers. The fugitive and his accomplice were shot and wounded and then taken to the hospital.