The Zimbabwe Republic Police have reported that a four-year-old boy has shot himself while playing with his father’s gun.
The boy succumbed to the injuries and died.
Said the police, “On 01/3/20, a 4-year-old minor died of a gunshot wound after he accessed his father’s firearm from an unlocked safe. Police are conducting investigations into this unfortunate incident. Firearms should be properly secured at all times as required by law.”
In an unrelated incident, police have instituted investigations where a 9-year-old minor died of abdominal trauma in Harare a week after he was allegedly assaulted by another minor aged 7 while they were playing. The minor died at a local hospital where he was receiving treatment.
Meanwhile, in Harare in a suspected case of murder, a 57-year-old security guard was found dead at his work station on 2/3/20 at 0600hrs in Milton Park.
He was bleeding from the mouth and investigations are underway to establish the cause of death.