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A 61-year-old man in Zambia is reported to have committed suicide after shooting his 26-year-old daughter and a 13-year-old grandson.

During the incident, the man identified as Isacc Gondwe was not in talking terms with his wife as well as his grandson who he accused of always being against him.

On the day of the incident, Gondwe took him two victims and locked them in one room where he shot them. Thereafter, he committed suicide by shooting himself in the mouth.

Luckily, two of his victims survived with injuries. His 26-year-old daughter is said to be recovering after he was shot in the chest while the 13-year-old grand-son is in critical condition after he was shot beside his mouth.

Copperbelt Province Commanding officer Sharon Zulu said police recorded a case of two attempted murders and suicide.

“The man a retired Miner shot his daughter Esnart Gondwe who sustained a penetrative bullet wound on the left side of the chest. He also shot his grandson Kondwani Lungu aged 13 who sustained bullet wound beside the left side of the mouth. He thereafter shot himself dead after sustaining penetrative bullet wounds in the mouth and exited in the skull,” she said.

“The suspect went to the rooms were other members of the family sleeps and separated the two victims from the other family members and started accusing the two of always being against him. It’s from there that he shot them. He the wanted to shoot the wife, but the gun jammed. He then went and locked himself in the bedroom where he also shot himself,” she said.

Zulu said the man used a Glock Pistol in the act. After visiting the scene, police picked two empty cartridges in the spare bedroom where the two victims were locked and shot.

Two more cartridges were picked in the passage within the house

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