Police probe student shooting

The Wits SRC claims police shot the student with a live round. Courtesy of #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Police are investigating the alleged shooting of a student in the Johannesburg city centre.

The student was participating in protests against financial exclusion when she was shot in the leg.

It's not clear if it was a rubber bullet or live ammunition.

READ: Student Protest: JHB student shot and wounded

Police say none of their officers fired any shots during the protests but a smoke grenade was used in one incident, and water cannons in another.

By Monday night, no-one had reported the shooting to police and officers say they will interview the student to establish what happened.

Meanwhile, the Wits SRC claims police shot the student with a live round and also says five students have been arrested.

A student has been shot and wounded during clashes between protesting students and police in Johannesburg. #eNCA#DStv403

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