A 25-year-old Chinese national is nursing multiple injuries in Mazabuka General Hospital after a fight involving seven of his friends, which erupted after the victim discharged a loaded firearm.
Police in Southern Province established that the victim discharged the firearm resulting into a fight that left him with a dislocated right shoulder, bleeding from the nose and mouth, and swelling on the left side of his face.
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo confirmed in a statement that the incident happened on Monday morning around 10:00 hours in Mazabuka’s Kabobola extension area.
She stated that police, who rushed to the scene and recovered a pistol with seven rounds of ammunition, had quickly evacuated the victim to Mazabuka General Hospital for treatment, adding that the suspects identified as Chen Zhong Zhong, aged 32, Zhang We Nhu, aged 48, Lin Dan aged 29 and Wang Hai Ming aged 31, were currently in police custody.
“Police in Mazabuka of Southern Province received reports of assault O.A.B.H (Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm) from concerned members of the public that there were about 8 Chinese nationals who were fighting amongst themselves and a gunshot was fired. This occurred on 12th November, 2018, at around 10:00 hours at Kabobola extension along Great North Road. Police rushed to the scene and recovered a pistol with seven rounds of ammunition and quickly evacuated a male, Bruce Wang, aged 25, of Asian origin of Kabobola to Mazabuka General Hospital as he is reported to have been seriously injured by his colleagues identified as Chen Zhong Zhong, aged 32 years; Zhang We Nhu, aged 48 years; Lin Dan, aged 29 and Wang Hai Ming, aged 31 years. All have been detained in police custody. The victim sustained a dislocated right shoulder, bleeding from the nose and mouth and swollen left side of the face,” stated Katongo.
“Another report of assault was received from Wang Zangmin, aged 50 years, who reported that he was assaulted during the same fracas by Su Wang, aged 36, and sustained swollen right eye as a fist was used in the act. Su Wang also made a counter report that he was assaulted by Wang Zhangmin and sustained a swollen cheek and eye. It was further established that Bruce Wang, the victim and currently in hospital, was the one who discharged a loaded firearm. Investigations in the matter have continued.”