Female bar patron killed in Whk: NamPol

19 Jul 2015 15:40pm
WINDHOEK, 19 JUL (NAMPA) - A 19-year-old bar patron died in the early hours of Sunday in the capital after she was allegedly shot by a security guard of the Shilimela Security Company.
Spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol), Inspector Slogan Matheus told a media briefing here on Sunday the deceased, identified as Qhawe Dingiswayo, died later in the Intensive Care Unit of the Katutura State Hospital where she was rushed for medical attention.
The incident occurred at Ara Bar in Dorado Valley at about 00h17 on Sunday.
It is alleged that the deceased was amongst a group of people who were forcing their way into the bar. As the security guard on duty was trying to prevent them from entering the bar, he was stabbed with a sharp object on the neck and was also hit with an empty bottle on the head.
The security guard then allegedly shot the deceased with a shotgun.
The security guard also received medical treatment at the Katutura State Hospital and was discharged from the hospital Sunday morning.
Police investigations into the matter are in full swing and the security guard was brought in by the police on Sunday for an interview in connection with the matter.
Dingiswayo’s next of kin have been informed of her death.
In a separate matter, a 30-year-old man was shot and wounded on the right arm on Friday at around 20h30 at Tobol Street in the Wanaheda residential area after he allegedly broke into a house there.
It is alleged that the victim jumped over a boundary wall, cut the burglar bars of a window and gained entry into the house.
However, a girl who was inside the house at the time heard the victim and sent a text message to her father who was at a neighbour’s house.
Her father rushed home, found the man inside his house, fired two warning shots into the air and screamed to the victim that he must not come out of the house until the police arrive.
In the process, the victim jumped through the same window and was shot in the right arm, but he managed to flee from the scene.
The suspect was later arrested at the Katutura State Hospital while receiving medical attention there.
He is currently admitted at the hospital under police guard.
Police investigations into the matter continue.
(NAMPA)
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