Walvis Bay man accidentally shoots, kills son

29 Sep 2013 09:50
SWAKOPMUND, 29 SEP (NAMPA) – An eight-year-old boy died of a gunshot wound in Walvis Bay early on Saturday morning, with the police suspecting that the shot went off while his father was cleaning his firearm.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s acting Crime Investigations’ Coordinator for the Erongo Region, Detective Inspector Erastus Iikuyu told Nampa on Sunday there had been a party at the man’s home in the Kuisebmond residential area.
The accused (the boy’s father) is said to have had a firearm with him during the party, and the suspect apparently took the firearm to his bedroom where the boy had been sleeping.
Iikuyu said it is not yet clear what happened, but the police suspect that while the man was cleaning his firearm or removing the bullets, the shot went off and hit the boy in the chest.
The suspect was allegedly not in a sober state when the incident occurred.
He was arrested the same morning and will appear in the Walvis Bay Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
In a separate incident, the 22-year-old Hardley Kavendji was stabbed to death at a bar in Swakopmund’s Mondesa residential area on Saturday.
According to Iikuyu the incident occurred between 01h00 and 03h00.
Kavendji and the suspect were allegedly involved in a fight involving a number of other men, and the suspect stabbed Kavendji twice.
The suspect was arrested on the same morning and will appear in the Swakopmund Magistrate’s Court on Monday.