POLICE in Lusaka have arrested a 27-year-old police officer under Paramilitary Battalion for shooting at his colleague who later sustained a wound on his right ear.

In a statement, Monday, Deputy Police Public Relations Officer Danny Mwale stated that preliminary investigations indicated that Pumulo Mulife, while at his point of duty around Northmead Market area, shot at Wamunyima Mubiana aged 24, who was not on duty at the time of the incident.

He stated that the victim was rushed to the University Teaching Hospital for treatment and his condition was reported to be stable.

“Police in Lusaka recorded a shooting incident in which Constable Wamunyima Mubiana aged 24 of Paramilitary Battalion was shot at by Pumulo Mulife aged 27 also a Police Officer under Paramilitary Battalion. The incident occurred on February 27, 2022 around 01:00 hours at Northmead Market area. Preliminary investigations indicate that Constable Mulife while on his point of duty around Northmead Market area shot at Mubiana who later sustained a gunshot wound on his right ear. Constable Mubiana was not on duty at the time of the incident,” stated Mwale.

“The victim was rushed to University Teaching Hospital for treatment. His condition is reported to be stable. The suspect has been apprehended and is in Police Custody while investigations have been instituted to establish the cause of the shooting.”