UPDATE 1: UNAM student shot dead
19 Sep 2015 13:20pm
WINDHOEK, 19 SEP (NAMPA) - The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) has released the name of the University of Namibia (UNAM) student who was shot dead, allegedly by three unknown men following a failed robbery attempt here on Friday.
NamPol spokesperson Inspector Slogan Matheus said the deceased has been identified as the 20-year-old Redney 'Oumes' Gariseb.
Gariseb was a second-year student at the institution, pursuing a Bachelor of Accounting (Honours) Degree.
He was shot dead, allegedly by unknown attackers after a failed robbery attempt near the institutions main campus in Windhoek at around 18h00.
The deceased and two other students, both aged 21, allegedly left the Emona Hostel at the campus using the northern exit and walked to the Baines Shopping Centre in Pionierspark to do some shopping.
Upon their return, three unknown male attackers attacked the young men.
The students managed to flee but the attackers shot at them, and one bullet struck the deceased from behind.
Paramedics pronounced Gariseb dead at the scene of the crime.
The other two students escaped unharmed.
The attackers escaped and are still at large. The police are working around the clock to trace them, Matheus said.
The deceaseds next of kin have been informed.
Police investigations continue.