South African national shot outside Outjo

A 55-year-old farm foreman South African national on Monday night was allegedly shot and injured by unknown suspects while on his way to the farm with his wife.

The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)'s Otjozondjupa Regional Crime Investigations Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Naukalemo Andreas in an interview with Nampa on Tuesday confirmed the incident and the attempted murder case that was opened at the Outjo Police Station in connection with the matter.

Andreas said the farmer and his wife were travelling from Outjo towards the farm which is situated about 90 kilometres southwest of Outjo.

The police officer said the two then found stones and tree branches placed across the ground surface of the gravel road to the farm in the hours between 20h00 and 21h00 on Monday night.

Since these obstacles were blocking him to drive through, he stopped and got out of the vehicle with a plan to remove them from the road for them to drive through, Andreas said.

That was the time he was shot once in the left side of the chest by the unknown suspects who were hiding in the darkness.

His wife then jumped in the driver's seat to assist by transporting him to the Outjo State Hospital where he received medical attention and later transferred to a hospital in the capital the same night.

Andreas said no arrest has been made so far, and police investigations continue.

Source: Namibia Press Agency