Gunmen shoot at EMS ambulance

​A suspect who was part of a group of criminals attacking Johannesburg Emergency Services ambulance crew will be charged with an attempted murder charge.
This follows an incident on the morning of 30 June, when paramedics were dispatched after receiving a medical rescue call from Alexandra.
The ambulance crew was stopped by five suspects with one threatening the paramedics by pointing a gun at them while enroute. The paramedics retreated and returned to the scene accompanied by a SAPS escort to attend to the emergency medical call.
The brazen gunmen re-emerged and fired shots at the ambulance and the police. One of the suspects incurred a wound as police fired shots; the remaining four suspects fled the scene.
Public Safety MMC, Michael Sun. was stunned at the report saying: “this attack on the paramedics and police officers is a heinous crime perpetrated by most cowardly criminals, I am glad that the suspect was immobilized by the police, it could otherwise have been a very different story”.
MMC Sun would like to commend the courage and commitment of the team, who boldly returned to attend to the injured suspect who was later taken to a hospital in Edenvale under guarded medical treatment.
Despite their trauma and difficult circumstances, the paramedics continued to attend to the initial call. It is unfortunate that the resident died on the way to hospital.

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