By JOHN SAKALA
An armed police officer has gone on rampage shooting and knifing people over a girlfriend.
He has already shot one person dead.
Earlier today around 07:30 hours Constable Mwanza Jackson went to Chainama Health Collage where he shot a-20-year-old first year clinical officer student Andrew Mwanza.
Later he went to Mtendere Sochabe garage where he found his girlfriend chatting with two mechanics and began shooting.
He shot dead Dickson Mwanza 32, of Mtendere while Albert Chinungo was shot on his forehead and is in the Intensive Care Unity.
Constable Mwanza went further to look for his girlfriend who had run away and ended up shooting her friend Felistus Tembo 23, on her right arm.
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo who has confirmed the shooting incidence said so far Mwanza has shot four people among them three men of which one has died and one female.
Ms Katongo said all the survivors are receiving treatment at Levy Mwanawasa hospital.
“The fugitive officer at some point booked a grey Toyota Carina which is impounded. All this started yesterday in which a case of unlawful wounding which occurred yesterday, April 19, 2019 at about 19:55 hours at Ben Mwinga Police Post in PHI in which a student at Chinama Health College identified as Nike Fungulwa was stabbed in the head, shoulder and on the arm Mwanza using a military knife.
“Earlier in the day yesterday, at about 17: 00 hours, the officer allegedly went to the room of the student to confront him on suspicion that he had an affair with the officer’s girl friend aged 24 of Mtendere compound and the student ran to Ben Mwinga police post to report the matter,” she said.
Ms Katongo said in anger Mwanza was then went to Mtendere Township where his girl friend works and confronted her and paper sprayed the room where she was.
“The woman also managed to escape and ran to Ben Mwinga Police post to report and the officer followed the victim to Ben Mwinga where he found Nike Fungulwa, the student he was suspecting to have an affair with his girlfriend.
“The officer became violent and pulled out a military knife and stabbed the Chinama student (Nike). When officers tried to apprehend him he escaped and another report was recieved today as explained above. A man hunt has been launched,” she said.