By Foibe N Paavo
SWAKOPMUND, June 21 – Erongo police are investigating the shooting of a Dutch national (53) outside his rented house in Ocean View, Swakopmund at around 16h00 on Monday.
A police report issued by Inspector Ileni Shapumba said the deceased called his girlfriend, who was home, to open the small gate of their rented home on the corner of Papawer and Acacia streets, Ocean View. He then parked the car along the side wall and connected a hose pipe to a tap to wash the car.
After a few minutes the girlfriend, still inside, heard a strange sound from outside their home. About 10 to 15 minutes later, an unknown man who was passing by knocked on their door and alerted her to the lifeless body of her boyfriend lying in a pool of blood outside.
Police suspect the deceased was first shot in right the buttock leaving the bullet stuck in his right lower part of the waist. The second bullet struck him in the left lower part of the eye and exited through the back of his head.
Available evidence on the possible suspect(s) is inconclusive and police are pursuing the matter with confidence.
A search of the deceased’s car led to the discovery and seizure of a small amount of cocaine, N$ 2050 in cash, three cellphones in a bag, 120 boxes of 9mm live rounds in a safe without a firearm and a firearm licence registered in the girlfriend’s name.
The body was taken to Swakopmund state Hospital for Covid swabbing before the police autopsy to determine the cause of death.
The next of kin have been informed.
Police Investigation continue.
Anyone with information that would positively aid the police in the investigation must please contact the Police Detective Chief Inspector Johannes Mwatongwe at +264812461121 or Detective Chief Inspector Kandali Uushona at +264818114770 or report at the nearest police station. – Namibia Daily News
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