A 40-year old man was shot dead after a misunderstanding over a parking bay in Harare’s central business district this morning.
ZRP Senior Staff Officer Press and Public Relations, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the incident that occurred at corner Angwa Street and Kwame Nkrumah, adding that investigations are still underway.
According to the police, circumstances are that a 24 year old man parked his Subaru car at corner Angwa Street and Kwame Nkrumah and left his two sisters in the car while carrying out business.
Five men are said to have approached the sisters who were in the Subaru car and demanded that the car be removed from where it was parked.
A dispute then arose and the two sisters called the owner of the vehicle to come back, and when he returned, a scuffle ensued resulting in the owner of the Subaru vehicle drawing out a pistol and shooting one of the five men to death, the police said.
The mob that had gathered then became violent and set the Subaru vehicle on fire before the police quickly moved in to arrest the gunman and the four who had incited the violence.
The ZRP warned members of the public to desist from interfering with movement of traffic and allocation of parking space for motor vehicles in the CBD, adding that the law will certainly take its course on people who engage in activities bent on hindering the maintenance of law and order.