A Police officer yesterday shot dead two people and wounded two others, in a shooting incident in Lusaka’s Chainama area. Constable Jackson Mwanza also stabbed a male student at Chainama Health College last night using a military knife, whom he suspected to be in an affair with his girl-friend.
Police Spokesperson, Esther Katongo confirmed the shooting, which happened yesterday, between 07 and 08 hours, as well as the stabbing, which happened last evening.
Mrs. Katongo has named the deceased as Dickson Mwanza 32 of Mtendere compound and Albert Chinungo also a Lusaka resident.
And those wounded are Andrew Zimba, aged 20, a student and Felistus Tembo 23, a friend of the Police officer’s girl-friend.
Mrs. Katongo has also named the stabbed student as Nike Fungulwa, who was attacked with a military knife, while at Ben Mwiinga Police Post in PHI area.
She explained that after stabbing Fungulwa around 19.55 hours, Constable Mwanza ran away, as other police officers attempted to apprehend him.
The police officer is still on the run.