January 2, 2024-
A 40-year-old man of unknown house number in New Kasama’s Lusaka Township was shot dead by Eric Mwambembe while celebrating new year.
Below is the police statement;
Chilanga Police Station on January 1, 2024 at 22:30 hours received a report of murder from M/Malama Chifwembe aged 43 of unknown house number Long Ridge, Chilanga who reported that his young brother Lusenga Chifwembe aged 40 of unknown house number New Kasama Township Lusaka was shot dead by Eric Mwambembe.
This occurred on January 01, 2024 at around 21:30 hours at the reporter’s house in Long Ridge, Chilanga.
Brief facts of the matter are that the reporter had a family New Year Party where he invited the deceased as well as the suspect.
Then at around 21:00 hours they started firing fireworks in the air and the suspect got his gun a pistol and started firing in the air and in unclear circumstances, he shot at the deceased and immediately he saw that he had shot a person, he got into his vehicle and drove away and later handed over himself and the gun without ammunition to Embassy Police Post under Chawama Police Station.
The now deceased was taken to Chilanga Clinic by relatives where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Police rushed to the clinic and inspected the body, which was found with a bullet wound on the right side of the face.
The suspect Eric Mwambembe aged 35 of unknown house number Chilanga Kachenjela area was later transferred to Chilanga Police and detained in custody and his firearm without ammunition was retained as an exhibit.
The scene was visited where officers picked Seven empty cartridges and later preserved for further management today. Police Investigations are ongoing.
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER.