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Lusaka Man kills ex-girlfriend and her current boyfriend, police say

A MAN of Lusaka’s Kanyama compound identified as Clifford Choonde has been arrested by police for shooting his ex-girlfriend and her lover using a pistol.

Choonde of Shalom area in Lusaka’s Kanyama Compound alleged shot and wounded three people among them his ex-girlfriend, Barbara Sinonge, aged 23 who was shot in the head and later died at UTH.

The shooting incident happened on Sunday around 20:00 hours at the named area.

Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo has confirmed the incident in a statement to Mwebantu and said the suspect further went on to shoot the alleged current boyfriend of the victim identified as Mwiinga Kalozye aged 29 of Kanono area in Kanyama Compound who sustained a gunshot wound in the chest.

“Further, the suspect shot at Andrew Phiri aged 22 of  Shalom area in Kanyama  in the neck as he was trying to rescue the victims and sustained a gunshot wound in the neck,” Katongo said.

She said the assailant was later apprehended and beaten by a mob and sustained head injuries.

And Katongo said all the three victims were taken to UTH for treatment but the ex-girlfriend later died.

She said the police have since retried the firearm used in the act as well as some empty cartridges and one projectile.

Katongo said the suspect is admitted to UTH under police guard and is likely to be charged with one count of murder and two counts of attempted murder.

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