Police in the Western Cape say they were conducting patrols in Browns Farm at Siyahlala informal settlement when they noticed a silver Opel Corsa vehicle similar to one reported as hijacked in the area.
According to police spokesperson, Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana, they followed the vehicle and the driver started driving at a high speed.
A chase ensued and the vehicle suddenly stopped and four men alighted from the vehicle and started to run in different directions.
The driver came out of the vehicle with a firearm in his hand and started to shoot at the SAPS members.
The members returned fire.
He subsequently fled on foot while shooting at the police members. The members continued chasing the suspect but lost him.
Rwexana says on returning to the deserted vehicle they arrested a 19-year-old woman who was sitting next to the vehicle and was later identified as one of the suspects by the victim.