South Africa

9 suspects arrested after deadly shootout near Tshwane District Hospital

JOHANNESBURG - Police said that nine suspects had been arrested following a deadly shooting in Pretoria.

Authorities exchanged fire with gunmen just outside the forensic pathology services of the Tshwane District Hospital on Wednesday afternoon when officials were closing in on a wanted man.

The police's Mathapelo Peters said that ongoing investigations could lead to more arrests.

"The provincial task team from Gauteng who are investigating taxi violence were on an intelligence-driven operation and they were following up on information on the whereabouts of a wanted suspect and this information directed police to the government mortuary where it is believed that this wanted suspect would be collecting the body of a deceased family member."

It's understood that several suspects sustained gunshot wounds during the shoutout and one of them died.

No members of the public were hurt in the altercation.

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