Police face probe after family shooting....
March 16 2011
Johannesburg - Johannesburg metro police are investigating some of their own officers for allegedly opening fire on a family car, wounding a woman in Midrand.
“About 12 hours ago we received a report about metro officers who shot at a family in a car on Sunday night,” Senior Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said on Wednesday.
The wife of the driver was in a serious condition in hospital. The circumstances around the shooting were being investigated.
Minnaar said his department managed to track one of the police cars and linked several officers to the shooting, which occurred at the corner of Alexandra Road and Smuts Avenue in Midrand at around 7pm.
“The matter is being investigated by JMPD and SAPS as police brutality will not be tolerated.”