An investigation is underway after two alleged carjackers were shot and wounded by an off-duty police officer in Khayelitsha.

It’s understood that the suspects tried to rob and hijack a woman in Site B on Saturday the 20th of August.

The suspects pointed a firearm at the driver, in an attempt to overpower her.

The off-duty officer who witnessed the incident reacted and fired a warning shot.

The police spokesperson Colonel Andrè Traut said, “When the suspects pointed him with a firearm, he discharged two shots, wounding two of the three suspects. They were admitted to hospital while the third one fled the scene. He is yet to be arrested. The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation”.