77-year-old pensioner shoots minor in Swakopmund

22 Feb 2015 15:30pm
WINDHOEK, 22 FEB (NAMPA) – The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) are investigating a case of attempted murder in which a pensioner shot a minor in the stomach in Swakopmund in the Erongo Region.
NamPol Inspector Slogan Matheus informed a media briefing here on Sunday that the incident occurred at the Boo Dorp Location on Saturday at about 21h30.
He said the 70-year-old pensioner shot the 14-year-old boy after he (victim) allegedly went to his house and threatened him.
It is however not clear what exactly transpired between the victim and the suspect which led to the shooting.
The boy was rushed to the Usakos State Hospital, where he was briefly treated before being transferred to the Katutura Intermediate Hospital, where he is said to be in a serious condition.
The suspect has already been arrested and is due to appear in the Usakos Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
In a separate incident, a 26-year-old man was stabbed to death with a knife by a 21-year-old suspect at the Makiti Bar at Swakopmund’s Mondesa residential area on Saturday.
The incident occurred at about 00h20.
Matheus said the deceased, identified at Madume Hoxobeb, allegedly bullied the suspect leading to the stabbing.
The suspect handed himself over to police officers with the weapon.
He was arrested and is scheduled to appear in the Swakopmund Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
The deceased’s next of kin have been informed.
In an unrelated incident, a 19-year-old woman was allegedly raped by her nephew at the Blikkiesdorp Location of Bethanie in the //Karas Region on Saturday.
Matheus said the victim woke up in her sleeping room and found herself naked with her male relative lying next to her in her bed.
The suspect, whose age was not disclosed, has not yet been arrested.
The Police in Bethanie also recorded an incident of attempted murder after a 26-year-old man was stabbed by an unknown suspect with an unknown sharp object in the chest at the Schmelendorp area.
The incident occurred at about 03h05.
The victim, identified as Andries Kaoe, and his attacker were allegedly drinking together earlier.
Kaoe was rushed to the Bethanie State Hospital and later transferred to the Katutura Intermediate Hospital.
The motive behind the stabbing has not yet been established and no arrests have been made. The suspect fled the scene and is still at large.
In the Omaheke Region, Marks !Hauseb, 29, was stabbed to death with a knife after an argument at a house at Farm Gerhard in Gobabis on Saturday.
!Hauseb, the suspect and other people were allegedly drinking traditional brew (Tombo) at the house when an argument broke out between him and the suspect.
The victim allegedly attacked the suspect first and stabbed him with a knife on the left shoulder.
The suspect followed !Hauseb home and stabbed him in his chest. The victim was rushed to the Gobabis State Hospital but died upon arrival.
The deceased’s next of kin have been informed.
The suspect was arrested and is due to appear in the Gobabis Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
In the Khomas Region, Charles Amaagolo, 29, was accidently shot on Saturday by a bystander who witnessed a robbery and tried to intervene by shooting at the suspects.
Matheus said two men - Erastus Emvula, 39, and Petrus Shilongo, 37 - parked their vehicle outside a food shop called Kitchen in Eveline Street in the capital.
While Emvula was in the shop, Shilongo, who stayed behind, was approached by three unknown suspects who attacked and robbed him off his mobile phone.
The suspects fled the scene when Emvula tried to assist Shilongo.
The two men chased after the suspects and caught one of them. The other two returned and a fight ensued.
Emvula was stabbed twice in the back with a knife during the scuffle and Shilongo was stabbed once.
The onlooker, who was armed with a shotgun, fired a shot at the suspects while they were fleeing the scene, but the bullet hit Amaagolo instead.
Emvula, Shilongo and Amaagolo were admitted to the Katutura Intermediate Hospital.
One of the suspects was arrested and is due to appear in the Katutura Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
A case of attempted murder had since been opened against the eyewitness who shot Amaagolo, and the docket will be forwarded to the Office of the Prosecutor-General for a decision on whether he should be prosecuted, once investigations are complete.
Matheus noted that the Kavango West, Kavango East, Oshana, Omusati and Oshikoto regions were relatively quiet, and no serious incidents were reported.