Malawi Police officers in the commercial city of Blantyre on Sunday shot three people suspected to be thieves, killing one and injuring the other two.
A source who spoke to this publication revealed that the police officers were alerted about the three suspicious men seen at Chilomoni Teachers Development Center.
“When the officers arrived at the scene the thieves started running away, at first the law enforcers shot in the air but the men continued running away.
“The police then decided to shoot the suspects, killing one and injuring the other two,” said the source who opted for anonymity.
The injured suspects told police that they are members of community policing and that they were running away because they were scared of the gun.
Speaking in an interview with Malawi24 on Monday evening, National Police spokesperson James Kadadzera confirmed the shooting of the three.
“Yes I can confirm the shooting incident but investigations are underway on the matter,” said Kadadzera.
Meanwhile one of the injured suspects is currently admitted at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) for medical treatment while the other one was treated as an outpatient.