By SANFROSSA MANYINDA
POLICE have confirmed a tragedy where a 29-year-old police officer from the Ndola crack squad shot his wife dead, injured his sister-in-law and later shot himself dead.
Copperbelt Province Commanding Officer Sharon Zulu confirmed that Mr Edgar Kamasumba, 29, committed the offence after the two went on separation following marital differences.
Ms Zulu said Mr Kamasumba shot himself in the chin at Pamodzi police post.
She said the police have since opened a docket and that investigations would be instituted.
The incident happened on Tuesday between 16:36 hours and 17:10 hours in Ndola’s Kawama township.
She said Constable Kamasumba shot his wife Deborah Kasakula dead and she sustained a broken left arm and suffered gunshot wounds on both cheeks.
“Brief facts are that the suspect, now dead is alleged to have had marital problems some three weeks ago with his wife of about two years.
“The marital problems resulted into the couple going on separation. Then on Tuesday at 16:36 hours the officer dressed as usual in his uniform, withdrew an AK47 rifle with a number of ammunitions. Instead of going for duties, he decided to go at the wife’s parents’ home in Kawama township, where he found his wife and shot her twice in the right cheek, and the bullet exited through the left cheek, and one on the left arm. He then shot and wounded the young sister to the wife on the left foot,” Ms Zulu said.
She said Mr Kamasumba left the crime scene for Pamodzi Police Post where he shot himself through the chin and the bullet exited through the back of his head.