• Wednesday, 24 July 2024
Tana river: Man fatally shot by his wife’s former husband

Tana river: Man fatally shot by his wife’s former husband

A 70-year-old man was shot and killed in a tragic incident in Bangale, Tana River County.

According to police reports, the shooting occurred on July 3 in Boka village within the Boka sub-location and involved a man identified as Abdile Nadhir.

The deceased was at home with his wife when an armed assailant knocked on the door, demanding entry. Once inside, the attacker shot the man with a single bullet, killing him instantly.

Police investigations revealed that the deceased had married his current wife a year ago after she divorced the suspected assailant. Following the shooting, the suspect took his two children—a 10-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl—whom he had with the woman before their divorce.

The assailant fled to an unknown location with the children. Police recovered a spent cartridge at the crime scene and have moved the body to Garissa Level Five Hospital mortuary for a postmortem examination.

A manhunt for the assailant is currently underway, police said.

 

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