A 64 year-old man of Mbila area in chief Shezongo chiefdom in Itezhi Tezhi has been shot dead at a funeral house.

ZANIS reports that Itezhi Tezhi District Commissioner Hedrix Kiamana has confirmed the incident in an interview and identified the deceased as Fanwell Sinambili  who he said was shot dead on Wednesday at night as warmed himself before a fire at a funeral.

Mr. Kiamana said that police were still investigating the matter.

The crime took place in Mbila area about 90 kilometres from Itezhi-tezhi central when unknown person approached the people who were warming themselves around fire and directed his gun at the deceased.

He said that after reportedly, gun man left immediately after shooting the deceased and he is still at large.

Mr Kaimana said that the body of the deceased has since been deposited at Itezhi-tezhi district hospital awaiting burial.

Mbila area is notorious for gun shootings and several people have been appearing in court for possessing unlicensed guns.

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