Boy dies from fist fight injuries

05 Aug 2019 19:40pm
WINDHOEK, 05 AUG (NAMPA) – A nine-year-old boy from Eenghango village in the Ohangwena Region on Friday succumbed to injuries inflicted by a school peer after he was allegedly assaulted with fists on 26 July 2019.
In a crime report issued on Monday by the Namibian Police Force, the two boys had a fist fight while on their way home from school.
The report added that the deceased suffered head injuries and a bleeding nose and was taken to Ongha clinic on 29 July for treatment, however he died at his house on Friday.
The deceased was a Grade 2 learner at Epoli Combined School.
In a separate incident, the lifeless body of an 18-year-old male with a stab wound to the chest was discovered by a passerby near his residence in Windhoek’s Hakahana residential area at 06h30 on Saturday.
No suspect has been identified and the deceased’s next of kin have been informed.
Police investigations continue.
In an unrelated case, a 23-year-old male was allegedly shot on his left buttock on Saturday at about 21h00 while walking in the riverbed between the Greenwell Matongo and Otjomuise road.
The victim, who was walking alone, was allegedly robbed of his cell phone and a laptop before he was shot.
The report added that the victim was rushed to the hospital by family members and his condition was stable.
No arrest was made and police investigations are underway.
In another incident, a 30-year-old male was allegedly shot in the right knee with a pistol by an unknown suspect at midnight on Saturday at a bar in Single Quarters in the capital.
According to the report, the victim allegedly left the bar to relieve himself nearby when an unknown suspect fired four shots, one of which hit the victim.
The shooter is still unknown.
In an unrelated case in the Oshikoto Region, a male (age unknown) from Onalulago village in Onayena died on the spot after he was allegedly assaulted with fists on Saturday midnight.
Two male suspects were arrested in connection with the death and police investigations in the matter continue.