According to the SAPS in the Limpopo Province, a detective constable has been shot by a suspect after he was been chased, car and gun were recovered but suspect is still at large.

Below is a statement issued by the police regarding the incident;

The police are looking for a suspect who shot and seriously injured a Detective Constable in the early hours of this morning.

It is alleged that the constable aged 34, was driving along Krogh Street in Louis Trichardt with a companion when a white Tiida with Registration DHN 204L skipped a red robot.

The constable pursued the vehicle. It is further alleged that the suspect stopped and started firing shots at the police member and fled from the scene. The vehicle later crashed and the suspect is alleged to have been picked up by an unknown person driving a Ford Ranger.

The member, who was off-duty at the time and driving his private vehicle, was taken to hospital for medical treatment. His companion was not injured.

The vehicle was searched and a 9mm pistol with serial numbers filed off and one live round of ammunition were found.

The vehicle was recently reported stolen from the Westenburg policing area. Police investigations continue.