A security guard identified as Stanford Chama, aged 32, has been shot dead by unknown gunmen while on duty at INDO Zambia Bank in Kasama District, Northern Province, Police say.
Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Danny Mwale, said the shooting incident was suspected to have occurred between September 8, 2023 around 22:00 hours and September 9, 2023 around 05:00 hours at INDO Zambia Bank in Kasama.
Mwale in a statement issued in Lusaka on Monday said the deceased sustained gunshot wounds on the chest, legs and the back.
He said brief facts were that on September 9, 2023 around 06:20 hours, Daniel Sinkala also a security guard of a named security company reported on duty to take over from Chama who was working the night shift.
“Upon arrival, he discovered that the gate was open and books in the guard room scattered,” Mwale said.
He said Sinkala later discovered Stanford Chama lying in a pool of blood behind the building located next to the Bank.
“Police were alerted and immediately rushed to the scene where they found the body of the deceased and upon inspection, it was discovered that the body had multiple gunshot wounds,” Mwale said.
He said an empty cartilage was found at the scene and the body was deposited in Kasama General Hospital Mortuary awaiting postmortem.
Mwale said investigations had been instituted into the matter.
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