A FORTY-TWO-YEAR-OLD man of Mkushi has shot himself dead after he shot and wounded his wife after the couple allegedly differed.
Memory Chileshe, 27, is admitted to Mkushi Hospital nursing a gunshot wound allegedly inflicted on her by her husband Justin Simutanda of Chimula Farm in Mkushi.
Central Province police commissioner Lombe Kamukoshi said in an interview that the incident happened yesterday between 09:00 hours and 10:00 hours after Simutanda had a dispute with his wife.
Ms Kamukoshi said before turning the gun on himself, he shot Chileshe using a Greener rifle, leaving her with a bruised left eyebrow and thumb.
“It is not yet clear what exactly happened and we have launched investigations into this matter,” Ms Kamukoshi said.
Ms Chileshe’s condition is said to be stable.
Police have recovered the firearm.