Two thugs were fatally wounded as their four accomplices fled the scene heavily inflicted with gunshot injuries.
The two thugs who had attacked a middle-aged man were fatally wounded by police officers Wednesday night, as they escaped from the scene of the incident in Njiru, Nairobi County.
The two are part of a six-man gang that has been terrorizing residents in the larger Kayole area
“After taking away the victim’s mobile phone and other valuables, the six walked away casually towards an alley in Zanaki area, as members of the public who had witnessed the daring attack raised alarm.” The DCI said
“Luckily, two officers based at the Soweto police station who were on foot patrol responded to the distress calls on time, as the boisterous gang took leave casually, having accomplished their mission.”
The DCI said that the two were ambushed by police officers who were on patrol, the thugs immediately opened fire sending the officers to a prone position, as they responded to the provocation in equal measure
“As a result, two of the thugs were fatally wounded as their four accomplices fled the scene heavily inflicted with gunshot injuries. One firearm and a bloodstained knife used in attacking the innocent civilian was recovered from the suspects.”
The officers assisted by members of the public helped the injured man to a city hospital, where he was admitted in critical condition.
Meanwhile, the bodies of the thugs were moved to the city mortuary pending identification.
Police are looking for the four suspects who escaped