Police Spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo has confirmed the shooting incident which happened in Meanwood’s Ibex Hill in which a 34-year-old man allegedly shot dead his girlfriend identified as Precious Manganisa aged 26 years old of Lusaka west.
And police have established that the suspect after shooting the girlfriend (mother to his child) also shot the baby in the neck and the bullet was stuck in the neck.
Katongo identified the suspect as Nshinka Kaputo of Meanwood area and that a pistol is alleged to have been used in the act.
Katongo said Precious went to her boyfriend’s residence to pick her daughter aged two years seven months who was at the father’s residence in Meanwood yesterday around 20:00 hours when she met her fate.
She disclosed that the deceased sustained a bullet wound on the neck while after visiting the scene, police recovered a pistol with 10 rounds of ammunition.
Katongo said the accused person is detained in police custody while the body of the deceased is lying in UTH mortuary awaiting postmortem.
Meanwhile, Katongo said the projectile which was stuck on the baby’s neck after it was also shot by its father, has been extracted by medical personnel at Fairview Hospital.
“We have just established that the baby was also shot in the neck and the projectile was stuck in the neck. It has been extracted by medical personnel at Fairview Hospital,” said Katongo.