An off-duty cop survived a shooting in the Pinetown area on Wednesday night.
The incident took place on Gumtree Road in Nazareth just before 10pm.
According to police, the 35-year-old man had just got out of his car to open the gate when he noticed a motor vehicle, with four unknown suspects, who opened fire on him.
Provincial police spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Nqobile Gwala said the victim retaliated, firing shots at the suspects, wounding two of them, aged 35 and 38.
“They were taken to hospital where they are under police guard. They will appear in court once they are discharged from hospital.”
It is further alleged the policeman was shot in his stomach and arm and was taken to hospital for further care.
A case of attempted murder is being investigated by Pinetown police.
In another recent incident, a policeman had been seated outside his home in Inanda, when a man approached his house asking for water.
The policeman gave the man the water, who in turn produced a firearm and shot the policeman dead in the presence of his wife and son.