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Woman fatally shot during firearm scuffle

2021-03-29  Nuusita Ashipala

Woman fatally shot during firearm scuffle
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A woman was allegedly fatally shot in the head during a scuffle for a firearm with her boyfriend at Odimbwa village in the Etayi constituency of Omusati. 

The incident happened at Oshimengula location on Thursday evening. The deceased was shot once in the head and died instantly. According to the police regional commander, Commissioner Titus Shikongo, the scuffle ensued after the victim demanded to have the suspect’s firearm. 

“When the suspect refused, the deceased was allegedly trying to take off the firearm from the suspect. 

In the process, one shot went off and struck the deceased through the head,” said Shikongo. 

The suspect was allegedly seated with the rifle between his legs prior to the scuffle.

The firearm allegedly belongs to a security company and was being used by the suspect at a local supermarket where he is employed as a guard. 

The deceased was identified as Fenni Neliwa (41). A 40-year-old suspect has been arrested and is expected to appear in court.


2021-03-29  Nuusita Ashipala

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