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Police watchdog yet to question cops involved in fatal McDonald's staff shooting

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) has opened a murder investigation following the death of two McDonald's employees who were wrongfully shot in a vehicle transporting them home.

During a high-speed chase early on Monday morning, it is alleged that police officers mistakenly shot at a taxi transporting the McDonald's staffers in Kuils River, Cape Town.

Other colleagues have also been injured and some are receiving counselling after the fatal shootout where police officers apparently fled the scene after opening fire.

Acting Ipid spokesperson, Robbie Raburabu says they have not yet interrogated the police officers and do not know exactly how many are implicated in the crime.

The people that were involved in the shooting haven't been interviewed by us. As required by the law, they have to see their legal representatives before talking to us.

Robbie Raburabu, Acting Ipid spokesperson

We want to speak to them. When they are ready, they will come to us... We also haven't spoke to witnesses and we will give them some time before speaking to them this week.

Robbie Raburabu, Acting Ipid spokesperson

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

Two shaken witnesses called in on Monday to describe the scene at the shooting:

WATCH: High speed police chase ends in fatal shooting


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