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Pretoria - A suspected robber has been shot dead and a 28-year-old man has sustained a gunshot wound to his arm in Faerie Glen in Pretoria in what appears to be an attempted house robbery on Friday night, paramedics said.

Shortly before 7pm, ER24 paramedics were called to the scene and found the 28-year-old man had been treated and stabilised, ER24 spokesperson Annine Siddall said.

"He sustained a moderate injury to his arm and was transported to a nearby hospital. The suspected robber, a man believed to be in his 20s, was declared dead by other emergency services on [the] scene. Local authorities attended the scene and will conduct an investigation," Siddall said.