A Constable of Meanwood Kamwena Police Post in Lusaka yesterday shot and wounded his 26-year-old colleague after a quarrel ensued at Munali Police Post.
Police spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo disclosed this in a statement today saying the suspect was on the run, armed with an AK47 rifle.
“There was a report of shooting at Munali Police Post in Lusaka in which a Police Officer identified as Constable Lennox Kapila aged 26 was shot at by another Police Officer identified as Constable Edwin Kabasiya of Meanwood Kamwena Police Post in Lusaka. This occurred on 4th January, 2019 between 20 45 hours and 2100 hours at Munali Police Post. Constable Kabasiya is reported to have gone to Munali Police Post where he picked up a quarrel with Constable Kapila and later shot him in the stomach using an AK 47 riffle. The cause of the argument has not yet been established,” Katongo narrated.
“Constable Kapila sustained a gunshot wound in the right side of the stomach and was rushed to Levy Mwanawasa University Teaching Hospital. As at last night, the projectile was still stuck in the stomach.The suspect is on the run armed with an AK 47 riffle and a manhunt has been launched.”