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7-year-old boy accidentally shots himself with a homemade gun

In an incident that has left a household in deep shock and sorrow, a 7-year-old boy of Kalumbila district has unintentionally shot himself with a muzzleloader.

North Western Province performing Commanding officer Dr. Fred Mulenga has confirmed in a press release the accident that occurred on Saturday round 15:30 hours at Kamwandi village.

The complainant reported that his son, Francis Kamwandi aged 7, shot himself unintentionally with a Muzzleloader which was left loaded by Kiyombo Ngoloma in the home of Daniel Mukinjika, the Uncle to the deceased’s father.

“When Police visited the scene they inspected the physique which was discovered with a gunshot wound on his chin and a number of other wounds on the neck. By the point the police visited the scene, the deceased’s was already faraway from the scene and brought in the home of his father Francis Kamwandi,” Dr. Mulenga said.

He defined that the deceased’s father, along with the deceased’s mom, Helen Kaluba 27, and their two youngsters Modester Kamwandi and Junior Francis Kamwandi went to go to their grandfather Kiyombo Ngoloma.

He stated the household was accompanied by Daniel Mukinjika who had simply come again from poaching actions.

“As they have been chatting within the shelter outdoors the principle home, youngsters began taking part in across the yard. While they have been seated within the Shelter, they all of the sudden heard the loud bang in the home of Kiyombo Ngoloma. After they rushed inside the home, they found that Francis Junior Kamwandi had unintentionally shot himself utilizing a do-it-yourself Muzzleloading gun which was left in the home by Daniel Mukinjika who had simply come again from searching. They discovered the physique of the deceased mendacity on the ground,” Dr. Mulenga said.

“The physique of the deceased has since been deposited in Lumwana District Hospital Mortuary pending Postmortem and burial as no foul play is suspected. Docket of sudden and unnatural demise opened.”

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