Psychiatric patient shoots man, injures two others

19 Feb 2015 18:30pm
WINDHOEK, 19 FEB (NAMPA) – A man suspected to have a mental illness shot and killed a man and injured two women at a shebeen in the Babylon informal area of the capital on Wednesday.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Inspector Slogan Matheus told Nampa upon enquiry Thursday that the incident occurred along John Hamukoto Street between 16h00 and 17h00.
The 40-year-old suspect is said to have gone to the shebeen where traditionally-brewed liquor is sold and met another patron who asked to be bought some liquor.
The suspect then told the man that he would buy him some alcohol but had to go home first to get money.
He went to his house nearby and returned with a few coins which he gave to the man, and informed him that he was going to shoot him.
Matheus said the suspect went back home again, returned with a firearm and opened fire.
The suspect shot the man he had earlier threatened to shoot, including two women.
The first victim, identified as Gebhard Kauluma, 38, died on the spot.
A 41-year-old woman was shot three times, and a 38-year-old woman was shot once.
“They were rushed to the Katutura Intermediate Hospital, and are said to be in a serious but stable condition,” Matheus said.
He added that the suspect was admitted to the Windhoek Central Hospital's Psychiatric Ward.
“The firearm was confiscated and it has been established that the firearm does in fact belong to the suspect. We are investigating how this firearm came into his possession if he is a psychiatric patient,” Matheus said.
In another incident, Kethiy Majiedt, 16, was stabbed in the chest by a 24-year-old man at the Otjomuise football field along Boston Street on Wednesday.
Matheus said the deceased was playing football with other boys when the ball went out of play.
The deceased and suspect both went after the ball, and started arguing about who had the right to have the ball, which resulted in the stabbing.
Majiedt was rushed to the Katutura Intermediate Hospital, but died upon arrival.