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Manhunt launched after a female police officer was shot and injured at a satellite station

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Free State


THEUNISSEN - A 35-year-old police constable was on duty at the Masilo Satellite Police Station when three unknown men wearing balaclavas, entered the premises on 07 June 2023 at about 01:30.

They started to fire shots towards the on-duty police officer, who sustained a gunshot wound in her stomach. She managed to return fire and the suspects fled. The member was taken to a hospital. A case of attempted murder has been registered for further investigation. Residents are requested to provide information regarding this incident.

Anyone who might know about the whereabouts of these suspects can call their nearest police station or they can call the Crime Stop number at 08600 10111. Alternatively, members of the public can send information via the My SAPS App. All received information will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous.


Captain Stephen Thakeng