Man dies in shooting at Onayena

The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Oshikoto region has confirmed the death of a 29-year-old Namibian man after he was allegedly shot on the left side of the chest resulting from him attacking a 67-year-old man. According to NamPol's Crime Investigations Coordinator for the Oshikoto Region, Deputy Commissioner Titus Ekandjo on Sunday, the incident happened on Friday at around 01h05 at Okakwiyu village in the Oshikoto's Onayena constituency. The deceased was identified as Reinhold Shikongo. 'It is alleged that the suspect was escorting two young girls from a wedding party and he got attacked by two young boys by beating him with sticks and fists, which led the suspect to draw out a pistol and shoot one of the boys on the right side of the chest,' reported Ekandjo. He further alleged that one of the boys, the victim's friend, is a boyfriend to one of the girls. 'The victim that was hospitalised but succumbed to his injuries on Friday at around 20h30 at the Onandjokwe District Hospital. His next of ki n have been informed of his death, while the suspect sustained facial and head injuries after being assaulted by the two boys. He was not arrested but transferred to Onandjokwe District Hospital and was discharged from the hospital on Saturday,' reported Ekandjo. Police investigations continue. Source: The Namibia Press Agency