Soldier kills four people at Katima Mulilo

30 Jun 2013 11:30
WINDHOEK, 30 JUN (NAMPA) - A member of the Namibian Defence Force (NDF) went on a shooting rampage at Katima Mulilo in the Caprivi Region on Saturday, killing four people and injuring two others with an AK47 assault rifle.
The 29-year soldier, Lukas Max, then turned the firearm on himself and committed suicide shortly after the shooting incident which is said to have taken place between 01h45 and 02h10 at Cheetah Club in Katima Mulilo.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol) spokesperson, Inspector Stephen Nuuyi told a media briefing here on Sunday that a quarrel between a woman and men who were both gambling inside Cheetah Club was reported to have been the cause of the shooting incident.
It is alleged that the soldier, who is also one of the deceased persons now, went outside in the heat of the quarrel and returned back with the Russian-made AK47 assault rifle and started firing randomly on the people inside the club.
In the process, he killed four persons on the spot and injured two others before turning the weapon on himself.
The deceased persons - apart from soldier - were identified as Kawana Sydney Mwangala, 21, Salufu Lubinda (age not mentioned), Simataa Michaeal Libuku (believed to be in his late 30s) and a Zambian national whose identity cannot be named as the Police are yet to inform his next-of-kin.
The two injured persons are: Albert Simana, 31, and 29-year-old Sikwaliyungu Orisi Mufalari.
Police investigations continue to establish the exact cause of the shooting.