Police say the man who was shot in Hanover Park has succumbed to his injuries.

The 21-year-old was hit during a shootout with the Cape Town Metro Police in Downwood Road, on Tuesday.

During the same incident, the City Metro Constable was wounded in the foot.

The police spokesperson Captain Frederick Van Wyk, said “The 21 year old victim in the shooting incident reported on Tuesday, 2022-08-16 in Downwood Road, Hanover Park, Philippi, died in hospital due to injuries sustained. The case docket will be changed from attempted murder to an inquest, and IPID will investigate”.

Van Wyk added that another person was shot and wounded in Stonelands Road also in Hanover Park.

“According to reports a 23-year-old male was shot and sustained three gunshot wounds to his body. Medical personnel attended to the victim at the crime scene from where he was taken to a nearby medical facility for treatment. An attempted murder case was opened for investigation”.