Kitwe-based Chinese national shoots worker  

By Staff Reporter

 

A 17 year old teenager was on Thursday night shot and wounded by a Chinese national in Kitwe’s Chimwemwe township.

Police public relations officer Esther Katongo said in a statement that there was a shooting incident on Thursday evening around 18:00 hours at Yuchen Investments Limited, a Chinese shop at Spur Shopping Centre in Chimwemwe Township.

Katongo said Nelia Mumba, 38, reported that her daughter Roydah Mumba, a shopkeeper was shot and wounded on her right ankle by Gao Em Ming, 42, a Chinese national of Lubambe Centre, in Parklands, Kitwe; using a 9mm Glock Pistol.

Katongo claimed that when the Chinese national who was at the counter in the shop started playing with his Pistol, it fired in the process and the bullet wounded the Zambian worker who was standing within the shop.

She said the victim was rushed to Kitwe Central Hospital where she has been admitted for observation.

“After word went round that a Chinese national had killed a Zambian, residents of Chimwemwe Township got infuriated and started throwing stones and looted the Chinese shop. Police quickly moved in and dispersed the mob and kept vigil,” said Katongo. “Between 20:00 hours and 21:00hours, the angry mob moved to another Chinese shop, Xingmei Supermarket in Nakadoli Market in Chimwemwe township which was still open.”

She said the culprit was under detention at Riverside police station.