POLICE have instituted investigations to establish the circumstances in the shooting of two people this morning.
A National Prosecution’s Authority lawyer identified as Nsama Nsama and a suspected United Party for National Development (UPND) cadre were this morning shot dead in unclear circumstances.
The two were shot in different locations at the time UPND leader was appearing for questioning at the police headquarters.
Mr Nsama was gunned down at the entrance of restaurant where he went to have breakfast while the suspected UPND cadre is reportedly to have been shot near the premises of the High Court ground.
In a media statement issued by Inspector General of police, Kakoma Kanganja, explained that in the process of dispersing the unruly crowd using tear smoke canisters, the two were reported to have been shot dead in unknown circumstances which we are yet to establish.
He said his office will wait for forensic examinations so as to ascertain what type of firearm was used and the public shall be informed on the findings and way ahead.
“As you may be aware, police summoned the president of the UPND Mr Hakainde Hichilema to police service headquarters for an interview.
Prior to his appearing, police as well as the minister of home affairs had advised people to stay away to avoid break down in law and order,” he said.
Mr Kanganja said police officers will remain on the ground to monitor the security situation.
He appealed to members of the public to remain calm during this period and not take the law into their own hands.
“However, this morning as Mr Hichilema was coming to police headquarters, he was being escorted by a huge crowd which was dispersed by police officers from cabinet office area on independence avenue, High Court and other notable areas such as civic center,” adds Mr Kanganja.