Russian Embassy Shooting Victim A Soldier Who Wanted A Gun To Fight Touts| More Details Emerge
A 24-year-old man who was shot outside the Russian Embassy in Harare on Wednesday night is a Zimbabwean soldier who reportedly wanted a gun to fight touts.
It was reported that the man was shot twice on his thigh and armpit after he attempted to wrestle an AK47 rifle from a police officer who was guarding the embassy.
ZimLive reports that the soldier was reportedly involved in a physical confrontation with touts at a taxi rank for Bindura-bound buses on Sam Nujoma Street (formerly Second Street).
As quoted by the publication:
In his anger, he walked to the Russian embassy where there was a police officer on guard duties.
He demanded the gun from the officer who resisted and it appears they wrestled over the weapon until the soldier was shot.
Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) national spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed that the suspect was injured and is currently admitted at a local hospital.
The Zimbabwe Republic Police confirms that investigations are being conducted in connection with a shooting incident that occurred at the Russian Embassy last night, 26th October 2022 at 1920 hours.
A 24-year-old suspect was injured and is currently admitted at a local hospital. More details will be released in due course