A Chinese national has been detained in Kitwe on the Copperbelt, for allegedly shooting one of his workers accidentally, an incident, which sparked a riot in Chimwemwe township.
The detained Chinese national has been identified as Gao Em Ming, aged 42, of Lubambe Centre, Parklands area.
Both Copperbelt Province Police Commissioner, Charity Katanga and Police Spokesperson, Esther Katongo have confirmed separately.
Mrs. Katongo said the incident happened when the Chinese national who was at the counter started playing with his pistol and in the process fired and the bullet wounded Roydah Mumba, 18 in the ankle.
Meanwhile, two suspects, identified as Rachael Mpundu, aged 16, and the other yet to be identified, have been apprehended in connection with the riots, in which the residents of Chimwemwe looted two Chinese-owned shops.
This was last night, during which police had to fire tear-gas to disperse the rioting Chimwemwe residents.