A 24-YEAR-OLD security guard is nursing a gunshot wound after a businessman shot at him for allegedly attempting to stop him from urinating at Workers Compensation House in Luanshya.

Acting Copperbelt Commanding Officer Tresphord Kasale said that the incident happened on Sunday night.

Kasale said Robinson Mwape, an Armsafety Security Guard, reported that he was shot at and sustained a bullet wound on the right side of his leg, between the knee and the foot.

“Mwape reported for work at First National Bank (FNB) in Luanshya at 17:00 hours. Whilst at work, his colleague Anthony Mwape, also of the same company, who was working at Workers Compensation House in Luanshya near Kabwata Bar phoned him for reinforcement after he was confronted by four people who wanted to urinate at his workplace,” he said.

Kasale said the victim then rushed there and found the same people who wanted to urinate.

“Upon being denied, one of them [who] he was able to identify, decided to pull a pistol from his waist, cocked it and shot at him and fled. That’s how he reported the matter to the nearest police station,” he said.

Kasale said the Anti Robbery squad officers who were on duty made a follow up and managed to apprehend Labani Chiwala aged 54 of New Town Luanshya and also recovered a pistol browning 9mm, serial number 550790, with one round of ammunition.

He said the suspect was currently detained at Luanshya Central Police Station while the victim was admitted to Thompson District Hospital and was in stable condition.