Due to an accidental shooting at a burial ceremony in Enugu a mourner was killed. The Police in Enugu State is currently investigating the incident, another is said to be injured
The Enugu State Police Command’s spokesman, Ebere Amaraizu, in a statement on Saturday announced that the incident occurred at Amanato Mburumbu community in the Nkanu East Local Government Area, adding that the police recovered a locally-made gun at the scene of the incident.
Amaraizu stated the victims included a woman and the chief mourner.
“It was gathered that tragedy struck when a man identified as Daniel Chukwu of Amanato Mburumbu community stormed the burial ceremony arena with his single barrel locally-made gun and perhaps never knew it was already set for action.
“It was further gathered that as the burial ceremony progressed and the suspect tried unslinging his gun, it allegedly discharged accidentally and hit one Ngozi Eze, 40, from Amanato Mburumbu community, who was confirmed dead.
“The chief mourner, identified as one Hawaya Nworiuzo, was also injured hence he was rushed to hospital for medical attention.
“The situation shocked sympathisers who scampered for their safety at about 12 noon today,’’ he said.
Mr Amaraizu said that the suspect was helping the police in their investigation.
He also said the corpse of the dead had been deposited in a nearby mortuary for autopsy.