Boy dies from fist fight injuries

A nine-year-old boy from Eenghango village in the Ohangwena region on Friday succumbed to injuries inflicted by a school peer after the deceased was assaulted with fists on 26 June 2019.

In a crime report issued on Monday by the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Public Relations department said, the two boys had a fist fight on 26 June while on their way home from school.

The report added that the deceased suffered from head injuries and nose bleeding and was taken to Ongha clinic on 29 June for treatment, however he died three days after visiting the clinic on Friday at his house.

The deceased was a Grade two learner at Epoli Combined School.

In a separate incident, the lifeless body of an 18-year-old male was found near his residence in Hakahana in Windhoek.

According to the report, the body was discovered by passersby with a stab wound on the chest around 06h30.

No suspect has been identified and the deceased's next of kin have been informed.

Police investigations continue.

In an unrelated case, a 23-year-old male was shot on his left buttock on Saturday at about 21h00 while walking in the riverbed between the Greenwell Matongo and Otjomuise road.

The victim, who was walking alone, was allegedly robbed of his cell phone and a laptop before he was shot.

The report added that the victim was rushed to the hospital by family members and his condition was stable.

No arrest was made and police investigation are underway.

In a separate incident, a 30-year-old male was shot in the right knee with a pistol by an unknown suspect on Saturday midnight at Willy's bar in Single Quarter in Katutura.

According to the report, the victim allegedly left the bar to relieve himself nearby when an unknown suspect fired four shots of which one hit the victim.

The shooter is not known.

In an unrelated case in the Oshikoto region, a male from Onalulago village in Onayena died on the spot after he was allegedly assaulted with fists on Saturday midnight.

Two male suspects were arrested.

Source: Namibia Press Agency