Patrolling reaction officer survives gun battle with armed gang in Phoenix

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An response officer was lucky to escape a gun battle in Phoenix unharmed after a gang of suspects opened fire on him, during the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Community and media liaison officer of Blue Security, Andreas Mathios said the officer was on a routine patrol in Brightfern Road when he spotted four suspects walking in Lentfern Road.
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The incident occurred at about 3am.
When the suspects noticed the officer, they opened fire on his moving vehicle, hitting the bonnet and windscreen. The suspects then ran towards the end of the road into a open field.

“The officer parked his vehicle at the end of Lentfern Road before getting out and taking cover outside a property,” Mathios said.
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“The suspects again opened fire on the officer who fired a single shot in their direction. The suspects fled the scene on foot. No injuries were reported,” Mathios added.
Phoenix SAPS attended the scene of the shooting.

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