2 shot at Pretoria court

Pretoria - Two court orderlies were shot by suspects in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Tuesday, police said.

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"Two court orderlies shot by suspects about to appear in Pretoria Mag Court, paramedics on scene, getaway car found Atteridgeville," police said in a tweet on social networking site Twitter.

The condition of the court officials was not known.

Beeld earlier reported that an accused in a robbery case apparently shot a court orderly in his side when he went down to the cells to take him up to the court room.

Another court orderly ran downstairs to see what was happening. A second accused grabbed him by the neck and he was shot in the head.

Both men escaped, reported a Beeld journalist.