Man Accidentally Shoots His Three Children At A Party
In a tragic turn of events, a 47-year-old man was arrested on Sunday night after he accidentally shot his three children at his home in Bulawayo.
The man whose name was not said is from Hope Fountain on the outskirts of Bulawayo was arrested on Saturday night after he accidentally shot his three children in his home.
According to Zim-eye, National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said the man raised his weapon and fired a 9MM CZ pistol during the party.
He did not disclose the injuries suffered by the three children but said they were hit by a ricocheting bullet.
“The incident occurred on 28 November where a certain man was holding a party for about 35 people. This was around 11.30 PM during a lockdown and people who were partying started fighting,” said Asst Comm Nyathi.
However, after dispersing the crowd the man went back inside his house and accidentally pulled the trigger, fatally injuring his three children in the process.
“After dispersing the crowd he went home where his children aged four, 12, and 13 stays and he is said to have accidentally pulled the trigger and the bullet ricocheted off the floor thereby injuring the children. The children were rushed to United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) and he was arrested,” said Asst Comm Nyathi.
The man was arrested and currently faces charges of unlawfully firing a gun and violating Covid-19 regulations. The three children are currently recovering at UBH.
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