A group of 5 men including 4 teenagers ganged up and went to a mine in Guruve to attack the guards who had sternly reprimanded one of them earlier and in the alleged attack, one of the guards fatally shot one of the teenage boys, Mining Zimbabwe reports.
The incident was narrated and confirmed by ZRP National Spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi who said:
We can confirm that a security guard at a mine in Guruve has been arrested for the killing of a 17-year-old juvenile whom he shot with a rifle.
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The arrest comes after a 15-year-old had earlier on been caught at the mine which was being guarded by the accused person and his workmates who made him to roll on some ashes. He later returned to the mine with his friends to confront the accused person over the issue.
The youths became violent and attacked the security guards with stones, prompting the accused person to open fire, shooting the 17-year-old on the shoulder and killing him instantly.
The gang that confronted the guards was reportedly armed with stones and a firearm and during the confrontation, the guard fired a warning shot which reportedly hit the teenager on his shoulder and killed him instantly.
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