Passengers in minibus taxi go on shooting spree

26 Oct 2014 16:50pm
WINDHOEK, 26 OCT (NAMPA) –The Namibian Police (NamPol) in Windhoek is investigating an armed robbery and attempted murder case after passengers in a taxi minibus shot at another car.
Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi at the crime media briefing on Sunday said the shooters also fired at two pedestrians. They were both hit in the legs.
The incident took place between 01H00 and 02H00 on Saturday morning.
Laban Kandume drove from the Otjomuise residential area to town to buy Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) when a minibus taxi followed him and tried to push him off the road.
When he resisted, the passengers in the minibus started shooting at Kandume, but he continued to drive until he realised that both tyres were punctured by bullet holes.
When the car came to a standstill, Kandume fled in the bushes leaving his wallet behind with N.dollars 700 and a cellphone. The robbers then took his belongings and fled the scene.
Kandume, who came from his hide-out found two pedestrians on the pavement, both shot in the legs. The victims were identified as Leonard Gertze (25) and Shaliano Scheepers (17). Police investigation continues.
In an unrelated incident, 27 year-old Andrew Goagoseb was stabbed with knife at about 02H00 at the Katutura central shops on Saturday. He was declared dead on arrival at the hospital.
A 21 year-old man was arrested in connection with the murder and is expected to appear in court on Monday.
The police in the Oshikoto Region has opened an attempted murder case after Richard Hamiseb (26) was shot with a pistol on the right lower abdomen. The incident took place on Saturday at an unknown time in the Notsoub location. The victim is in a critical condition and was transferred to the Katutura State Hospital. A 48 year-old male was arrested in connection with the shooting and is expected to appear in the Tsumeb magistrate court on Monday.